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Tool-Infused Ensembles

This Shirt by Artist Andrew Myers is Made from 6,500 Screws

— April 9, 2013 — Art & Design
Look closely at this chain mail-esque shirt by artist Andrew Myers, and you'll realize that it's actually made from screws. While this shirt is unable to be worn, it certainly makes for an interesting piece of art.

The artist, who hails from Laguna Beach, made the shirt by drilling 6,500 unique screws into plywood panels. Amazingly enough, the entire process is done by hand without the use of technology or digital tools.

The art piece is called 'It's Been a Long Day,' and is set against a panel of plywood, oil paints and French newspaper clippings dating from 1910 to 1930. Andrew Myers is an artist who has spent his career concentrating on making intricate collages, sculptures and images from screws.
Trend Themes
1. Screw Artistry - Handmade art pieces made of screws using manual methods without digital tools or technology.
2. Chainmail-inspired Clothing - Clothing items designed with metalwork as an artistic and functional approach.
3. Sculpture Mosaics - Creating intricate sculptures using mixed media including screws as an art form.
Industry Implications
1. Art and Sculpture - The art and sculpture industry can explore screw artistry and redesigning chainmail-inspired clothing as a contemporary art form.
2. Fashion and Apparel - Apparel and clothing manufacturers can integrate chainmail-inspired clothing using metalwork technology to create futuristic designs and improve apparel functionality.
3. Interior Design and Architecture - The interior design and architecture industry can incorporate sculpture mosaic art pieces made of mixed media as building features to showcase cultural and artistic expression.
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