“I liked the ideas of using screws because of the industrial aspect and the harshness that comes with using it as a material,” Myers told AOL News.
The initial inspiration came while he was working in a church.
“I was doing bronze reliefs depicting the life of Saint Catherine and decided to work with screws,” he said.
First, Myers makes a grid and drills in screws at certain points, such as the tip of the nose, to establish the depth.
The first painting took about six months to complete, mainly because Myers needed to figure out certain things.
“I didn’t know if I wanted to paint one screw head at a time,” he said, a big deal since each piece has an average of 7,000 to 10,000 screws
Andrew Myers short bio:
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.
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