Touch the Art by Andrew Myers
Andrew Myers’ screw art is made from thousands of a very lifeless object, a screw. Yet, he creates distinctively unique and realistic pieces, mostly portraits, by combining oil paint and the right use of shadows. It is amazing how something as warm and soft as the human flesh is depicted using the cold, hard, and sharp medium of steel screws. This creation of life from metal is almost beyond belief.
It’s Been a Long Day “The masterful use of shadow and subtle variations in tone create a wonderful optical illusion: when viewed from even a short distance away, the shirt appears to be made of actual fabric, not 6,500 plus steel screws.”
One day a blind man discovered a screw painting by Andrew Myers with his hands. The blind man found as much enjoyment out of the tactile elements of the work as any sighted person ever has by just looking at them. Andrew considers this moment as one of the most inspiring of his career.