Artist inspires another screwy do-it-yourself project

Crave likes to keep its readers busy -- and thus more or less well behaved. Artist Andrew Myers gives us a hand, and a good turn or two.

Andrew Myers

As part of Crave's ongoing effort to direct the inexhaustible creative energies of our readers into positive channels (and thus prevent said readers from becoming evil geniuses and vaporizing the planet with giant, home-made, 3D-printed death-ray cannons), we present to you, dear inexhaustibly creative reader, our latest proposal for a lazy weekend's worth of DIY fun.

Last time, you'll recall, we had you bang out a few simple drawings with a staple gun . Not only fun but also therapeutic. Today's project should be similarly rewarding. And like that last assignment, it involves relatively simple tools and shouldn't tax your mind or body too much.

This time around, we want you to create a 3D portrait using a Phillips-head screw driver and a handful of the appropriate screws. That shouldn't be all that tough now, should it? It's like the staple-gun thing -- but with screws instead of staples (and with some added 3D action). We're sure you'll have a galleryful of impressive pieces in no time.

Again, we're providing some photos of a rank amateur's attempts to complete this simple task -- just as a way of clarifying any questions you might have and getting your creative juices all abubble. This fellow's name is Andrew Myers. He fancies himself a sculptor and has a fancy Web site. But don't let that intimidate you; this guy can't even follow instructions. We didn't say anything about painting the screws, now did we? And lord knows where the phone-book-pages idea came from. All that would probably take you from the weekend into Monday. And we wouldn't want you to be late to work.

 

Andrew Myers

Andrew Myers

Andrew Myers

Andrew Myers

Andrew Myers

(Via NextGadgets)

About the author

Edward Moyer is an associate editor at CNET News and a many-year veteran of the writing and editing world. He enjoys taking sentences apart and putting them back together. He also likes making them from scratch.

 

Join the discussion

Conversation powered by Livefyre

Show Comments Hide Comments