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Creative Woodworking #31: Wood + Screws = ART! You must see this!

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Blog entry by dakremer posted 03-18-2012 01:41 AM 2397 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Andrew Myers, the Artist

How does this type of sculpture differ from your usual work?
These pieces are definitely a departure from my normal artwork. For years I had been sculpting in bronze, doing figurative, narrative types of work. The screw art was born mostly because I was burnt out on the narrative work, but also because I’m always searching for a “better” sculpture. It has been hard for me to stick to one style of work as I always tend to find something more interesting. In fact, before I got the exposure on the screw art, I had considered taking a break from that to pursue something else.

What do you hope others will get out of these pieces?
When other people look at this work, I hope they can see the amount of thought and work that went into each piece. I feel I have used everything I’ve learned over the past decade, including sculpture, painting, construction etc, to create something that I had never seen before.

What’s next?
Right now I am in a studio transition, so I haven’t had much time to work on the art side of things. However, I have some great plans for the future, which include plenty of screws and large scale sculptures (hopefully public art).

source: http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/thousands-of-screws-make-a-3d

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!



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Tokolosi

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#1 posted 03-18-2012 02:59 AM

Wow!! Some people has amazing creative minds. I wish I wasnt so screwed up by day to day life to be able to apply all my time to art like this. Dont get me wrong, its not like I have a screw loose or anything. But threading through daily life…. Aah no one is interested in my screwy life. I tend to spiral. Back to the topic…. Man did this guy hit the nail on the head or what??

Kidding aside. Bloody amazing!!!

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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woodworkerscott

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#2 posted 03-18-2012 03:48 AM

Amazing. You’re right, this is a must see. Thanks for posting.

-- " 'woodworker'.....it's a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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DIYaholic

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#3 posted 03-18-2012 04:18 AM

Yes,
Thanks for posting this.

I love seeing NEW, CREATIVE, ORIGINAL ideas that are truely beautiful. This ART falls into that category!!!
A MUST see, for sure.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 03-18-2012 05:12 AM

Mind boggling!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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redryder

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#5 posted 03-18-2012 07:15 AM

No Way…..............

-- mike...............

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#6 posted 03-18-2012 11:40 AM

Yes, that is a type of art. I don’t see how he does it ; it looks like it would be difficult to bring out the image as well as he does.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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dakremer

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#7 posted 03-18-2012 11:55 AM

i’m pretty sure he paints the screw heads…

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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SASmith

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#8 posted 03-18-2012 03:59 PM

I love pixelation.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#9 posted 03-18-2012 04:06 PM

That is really cool, all that from just screwing around!

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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