Tuesday, April 24, 2012

No Screw Loose

Crikey, Californiabased Andrew Myers is a modern-day sculptor with an incredible talent. He spends countless hours creating portraits of people from screws. It’s a multi-step process involving a plywood panel as the base, pre-sketch, pre-drilling up to 10 000 holes by hand and the most challenging part, painting over each screw head in a way that the end result is an actual portrait of a person he knows. The brilliant thing is that he doesn’t use any type of computer software to guide him. He simply approaches his type of art with the traditional sculpturing technique.

This is what he said about the people he chooses for his projects: "Most people are drawn to the portraits because they have something different about them (from a distance especially). Seeing them in person is a whole different feel than seeing the photograph. They have a sense of depth that the photo can't capture."

As for me, Andrew is a genius and those sculptures are mind-blowing. Oh boy, wish I could see them in person. Don’t you? Aren’t they captivating? xo

P.S: Also, this page turner and the breathtaking floating sculptures!
P.P.S: Remember this underwater art museum?