|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