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It's hard to know whether or not to call Andrew Myers' work paintings or sculpture. A bit of both, Artist Andrew Myers uses anywhere from 8,000 - 10,000 screws (which he then hand paints) drilled into boards to create thoughtful portraits of men and women.
His backgrounds are created from a collage of telephone book pages. Despite the unusual mediums, the completed images are surprisingly soulful.
This recently completed screw portrait used 9,800 screws:
Other screw portraits by Andrew:
above: Portrait of John. Dimensions 48 in x 48 in x 5 in. Medium: screws, oil paint and phone book pages
above: An Artist's winter. Dimensions 24 in x 24 in x 4 in. Medium: screws, oil paint and phone book pages
above: Portrait of Bill. Dimensions 24 in x 24 in x 4 in. Medium: screws, oil paint and phone book pages
above: Portrait of Sabrina. Dimensions 48 in x 48 in x 5 in. Medium: screws, oil paint and phone book pages
About the artist:
Since his early childhood, Andrew Myers has been artistically influenced by european life and culture. Born in Braunshweig, Germany and raised in Ciudad Real, Spain his exposure to modern continental living and classical architecture prompted the universal and classical themes, yet modern design found in his artwork.
At the age of 20, Myers applied to the Art Institute of Southern California (now known as the Laguna College of Art and Design); with no previous art training, he was accepted based upon the natural talent his application portfolio evidenced. The young artist developed his skills through advanced figurative sculpture and accelerated painting curriculum. While these two and a half years of creative training provided Myers with the basic working knowledge of the artistic field, it was his drive, passion, and leap of faith into work as a full time artist that allowed him to cultivate his particular style. Myers blends modern material with classical figurative technique featuring a universal subject matter that is prevalent throughout his work. It is his unification of these three characteristics that results in the innovative and modern artwork that captivates viewers and has been so highly acclaimed nationwide.
Most recently, Myers has been working on public commissions, some of which include, St. Catherine’s Catholic Church in the Diocese of Orange and a public work for the City of Laguna Beach, California, as well as several private client commissions.