At BeThePro we look for innovative way to incorporate art and design into the construction trades. Customers continue to ask for high-design components of everything from a bathroom renovation to the cooking area on the deck. We’re looking for the unusual; like the guy who takes a product designed for construction and makes it into an element for conventional art.
Well, the guys (and woman) over at homefixated.com have recently found a new artist, with a very unique paint brush — screws. Andrew Myers of Andrew Myers Art actually makes “paintings” out of driving screws into wood. I’m not an art person, so it astounds me that someone can just put together a bunch of wood screws and make it look like a painting of a person. Screw art is an unusual way of expressing yourself. We tip a gritty hat to Mr. Myers; he really is showing that art can be made out of anything — and can be applied almost anywhere. Maybe that bathroom remodel?
You can read through the whole run down of Andrew Myers’ work here on the post by Leroy from homefixated.com.
Imagine all the hours of driving in screws to create a masterpiece like this
The 2012 Concrete Decor Show in San Antonio got off to a great start last night with a rousing keynote address by Bob Harris, principal of the Decorative Concrete Institute in Temple, Ga. He talked about the industry, which might be considered new by some, but emphasized that he’s the third generation of his family who’s in it. His view of the industry’s future is enthusiastic. Another highlight was the induction of Joe Nasvic, senior editor of Concrete Construction magazine, into the Decorative Concrete Hall of Fame. A well-deserved recognition for someone who advanced the trade even before he got into editorial. The really unique aspect of this is that Joe could be considered a competitor by the folks putting on the show, Concrete Decor magazine. They also maintain the hall of fame. But this is one case where respect for the work wins out. That should be the rule.
By Steven Ochs, Professor of Art, Southern Arkansas University
As a professor of art at Southern Arkansas University, I challenge my students to become active members of their communities. When you take your classroom out onto the sidewalks, the students experience the real world, real rewards and the pressure of real consequences. They see their skills making a positive social impact as they build networks and earn trust for future successes. Continue reading