Stunning New Screw Portrait by Andrew Myers

Andrew Myers, who we first introduced you to back in February 2011, is back with a fantastic new piece called Fading Thoughts. This time, Myers wanted to take his work one step further by creating a scene that gives a sense of motion. “I don’t want that dead portrait look anymore,” he says. “So I want to actually make a scene, something that appears to be happening that isn’t really happening. So you’re not only getting the 3D effect that’s a lie, it’s an effect, because of the screws, but then you’re getting another effect that the fan is actually in motion and that something is actually blowing off the page.

“So it’s kind of a test to see how far I can push this material.”

Myers worked with filmmaker Benjamin Pitts to show us how the piece comes together in a beautiful, short documentary. While watching Myers bring it to life is amazing enough, listening to fellow artists describe his technique will give you a whole new appreciation for his work. “These are special,” one artist says, “and they’re very labor intensive. It takes many, many, many man hours. It takes a lot of hours to do an oil painting, but this is an oil painting and a sculpture. And painting on screw heads is not as easy as it is on a flat surface.”

Check out these photos Myers sent directly to us and make sure to watch the video, below. For those who are seeking creative inspiration, this video is gold.


Andrew Myers’ website



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