Artist Andrew Myers‘ newest screw art piece speaks to the amazing ability that love has to triumph over evil. “Love Wins” is a 6′ X 4′ sculpture that presents an uplifting commentary on the distress that pervades the world. Composed of over 6,000 screws set at various depths and then hand-painted one by one, the piece comes at an all-too-relevant time.
With a gentle finger blocking the muzzle of a .357 magnum, the entire piece speaks to the power we have to push back the evils of the world. The simple gesture of a slender raised finger causes the barrel of the gun to explode back upon itself, ricocheting outwards. Myers was inspired to create this work as he looked at his five-year-old son one evening. The innocence and purity he saw in the child directly contrasted with the external chaos that terrorizes our world today. Myers tells us in an email: “Theres so much beauty in our world but theres always constant reminders of uncertainty, evil and fear. Its obvious that our world is in distress, it has been for a long time. I started imagining a new piece of art that would translate purity, pushing evil back.”
Myer's screw sculpture is a simple yet powerful reminder that love will always win. “When I think about it,” he continues, “it's something that we essentially have to believe in and have hope for. I believe that for my son. I wanted to do this piece to remind people that innocence and purity and love are greater than evil.”
My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Andrew Myers.