|Screwing around, getting a "feel" for his portrait |
subjects--the art of Andrew Myers.
|A Postmodern self-portrait. The art of Andrew Myers.|
|Question: "What type of art do you do?" |
Andrew: "I paint screws."
|Portrait of John, Andrew Myers|
--as real as a phillips screw will allow.
|A portrait of a shirt and that of a breeze. Discarded pages from phonebooks provide the background for most of Myers works.|
Once all the screws were in place, Andrew painted the top of each one to add color and depth to his subject. Thus, his screw portraits become three-dimensional pointillism with each screw almost touching the one beside it, creating an image out of thousands of tiny raised dots. Myers recalls sometime later watching a blind man experience his work for the first time. As the man ran his hands over a large three-dimensional portrait his blank expression suddenly transformed into a warm smile. He could feel what others could only see. That man was George Wurtzel. The creation of his portrait, given him by Myers, can be seen below along with a video produced of its making.
|Helping a blind man "see."|
|On a Short Leash, Andrew Myers|