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3D Screw Portraits by Andrew Myers

  • March 8, 2011
  • In: Art

“Most people are drawn to the portraits because they have something different about them (from a distance especially). Seeing them in person is a whole different feel than seeing the photograph. They have a sense of depth that the photo can’t capture.” – Andrew Myers

Andrew Myers creates incredible 3D portraits by driving thousands (8-10K) of screws into plywood.

Andrew’ Work Method:

1.  Base is plywood panel which he place pages of a phone book on top.

2. Draws out a face and pre-drills 8,000 to 10,000 holes, by hand. As he drills in the screws, Myers doesn’t rely on any computer software to guide him, he figures it out as he goes along. “For me, I consider this a traditional sculpture and all my screws are at different depths,” he says.

3. Getting rid of the flat drawing underneath because he then has to paint over each of the screw heads, individually, so that in the end, the sculpture looks like an actual portrait.








Photos courtesy of Andrew Myers

via My Modern Metropolis

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