Apr 01, 2011

Screw You! Portraits Made with Power Tools

created at: 12/01/2010

Look closely at these potraits. Now closer. Closer. No! Closer.

Can you guess on what these portraits are painted?


They are, of course, flat head/countersink head screws, set in at varying heights to create depth within the image.

Dana reports,

Andrew Myers is a California-based artist who goes through a multi-step process to create incredible works of art. He starts with a plywood panel base, on top of which he places pages of a phone book. He then draws a face, followed by pre-drills 8,000 to 10,000 holes by hand. As he drills in the screws, Myers doesn’t rely on computer software to guide him – he figures it out along the way as he creates a 3D quality with his artworks by sinking screws at different depths. Ummm… wow.

Art with Tools [YellowTrace]



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