4′ X 6′
White automotive paint background
White metal frameHand crafted stainless steel needle
In Andrew’s attempt to push the boundaries of art and get out of his comfort zone, he has created a new form of art that he calls “cube art”. The concept was to take thousands of pixels and create a three dimensional sculpture by combining them at different heights and depths. The end result is a stunning, hanging sculpture that when viewed up close shows no promise of being any specific image. However, as you step back, the cubes start aligning to create the intended image with stunning clarity.
With over 1200 cubes and 800 yards of stainless steel wire, the arduous task takes months to complete. Each cube is hand painted on the back with a different color that is mixed in our studio. Andrew believes that this new art form has no boundaries as far as size and complexity are concerned, and we look forward to the future of cube art.
1200 hand painted 1 inch acrylic cubes
800 yards of stainless steel rods
Wood hanging rods
White metal frame
12" x 12"
4' X 4'
Oil Painting on top of screws
Vintage Tunbull & Asser advertisement collage
Life 101 is a deep journey into one's self that in the end offers hope, insight, and perseverance. This series is a joint effort between Andrew and his subject. Once Andrew finishes the charcoal drawing the subject is asked the question: what is your life grade? Think about that for a second, it's not easy to answer. It usually takes time for the subject to give an honest, overall life grade. Andrew then has a counseling / interview / interrogation session with the subject to get a personal assessment of what they believe to be their strengths and shortcomings. The comments and summary that follow are from the perspective of a teacher that is grading a test. The test is life. Welcome to life 101.
42" X 54"
Hand made paper
The original concept sketches that were the inspiration for the full size Life 101 pieces. These pieces measure 21" X 27". Only prints are available as all the originals have been sold. These are archival prints on rag paper. Once printed, they are hand cut to appear "torn out" of a spiral binder. Edition of 25, numbered and signed by Andrew.
6′ X 4′
White automotive paint background
White metal frame
Composite balloon dog with chrome finish and tint
Most of Andrew’s pieces are figurative and representational; this series of abstract screw pieces provided the artist a chance to depart from stoic portraits and experiment with mathematics and color in a more playful genre of art.
These pieces are designed to trick the eye, using color gradients and strategic screw depths to give the allusion of flat surfaces for pieces that are actually three dimensional, and vice versa. They can be rearranged in various compositions.
Measures 9″ x 9″. These can be purchased individually or in sets.
We are all on some sort of a platform in life. Even though we sit content, we might not realize that the platform could be spring loaded. Anyone or anything, can pick up those scissors and change our reality at any moment, for good or for bad.
In this dynamic portrait, Andrew depicts filmmaker Benjamin Pitts using approximately 8,000 screws, oil paint, and phonebook pages. The piece was an experiment in expressing movement with static objects.
Measures 3 1/2′ x 5′.
Fading Thoughts is a documentary made by fimmaker Benjamin Pitts, who also happens to be the subject of the piece. Andrew wanted to create a screw piece that expressed movement and action, and knew that as a highly expressive person, Ben would be the perfect subject to depict screws in motion.
The title “Fading Thoughts” denotes how the documentary and screw piece came together through the organic interplay, and sometimes heated exchanges, between both artists.
One night Andrew was staring at a fire extinguisher box that said “Break glass in case of emergency.” The thought occurred to him that the heart is the human fire extinguisher, a tool we can use to put out emotional fires we create.
In the bronze, wood, and glass piece, the figure is depicted with his sleeve rolled up, expressing the idea that the hammer can be used at any moment to free the heart and put out the fire.
Comprised of a cast stainless steel wagon wheel, a bench made of Italian glove-quality leather, and a powder-coated steel frame, A Rough Road is a statement about rebirth and dualism.
The original wooden wagon wheel was a found piece of withering, rotting wood, now given new life in a more permanent form. Although it no longer rolls, the wheel still serves a stoic, utilitarian purpose in its new role as bench.
In this deconstructive series, Andrew uses screws, oil paint, and phone book pages to depict portraits that emphasize the interplay and contrast between light and shadow. Despite being ethereal in nature, Andrew is fascinated by the power of shadows to create the appearance of form. At first glance, it may not be clear if the “shadows” in these pieces are created from paint or actual shadows cast by the screws. Only close inspection reveals which is which.
Measures 2′ x 2′.
This is a portrait of Andrew's CPA.
It measures 3 feet by 3 feet