No Screw Loose

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Crikey, California based 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?

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

wow, how does he do that? So cool. He must be really patient and calm. Cheer, Grace.

Diana Mieczan said...

Very true, Grace. He must be really patient.

Cara said...

very cool!

Young at Heart said...

wow...utterly brilliant!!

Hogger and Co. said...

Imagine if he painted the screws first?? That would be challenging!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I am blown away!

laurenjeanallece said...

WOAH! I love this! You always find the neatest things!

Hope you're having a great week so far!

Serda said...

WOW. Really really neat. Agree that you definitely need lots of patience. People amaze me.
XO
S

Diana Mieczan said...

Totally, Smita!

Diana Mieczan said...

Thanks, Lauren:) You're so sweet!!

Christianna said...

This is insane! In the very best way possible!

Chrissy said...

Wow, this is amazing!

TheChambrayCountess said...

Wow, the results are amazing, but I don't think I have enough patience to create something like that!

Diana Mieczan said...

Totally, Christianna:)

Annie said...

wow, so different!!

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