The very first time that I saw this work of Andrew Myers, I thought that there was nothing special about it. However, when I tried to look at it more closely, I was surprised to see the detail. The long sleeves and the hanger are actually formed with screws! I wonder how many screws he used just to finish the entire optical illusion. But there is one thing for sure – it’s been a long day. I believe that it takes a lot of patience, concentration, time and passion in order for someone to create such a magnificent optical illusion.
About it’s been a Long Day
This amazing optical illusion measures 4′ L x 4′ W. It is made of wood, screws and oil paint. The French newspaper which serves as a background dates back between the 1910′s and 1930′s. I have learned that this optical illusion depicts the culmination of years of experimentation using hard, angular mediums to express soft textures. The expert use of shadow and subtle variations in tone create a wonderful optical illusion.
About the Artist
Andrew Myers was born in Braunshweig, Germany. He now resides in Laguna Beach, California, where he has lived since attending the Laguna College of Art and Design, formerly known as the Art Institute of Southern California. His works are described as distinct, expressive and tactile. Andrew creates a unique brand of contemporary artwork.
Given their complexity, unique subject matter, and unusual materials, Andrew produces only five to ten pieces a year, each of which is an experiment in art, mathematics, and creative problem solving. His workflow fluctuates between careful, conscious planning with his assistants, and countless hours spent in a dreamlike state where hours pass by as if in a moment. He especially enjoys using objects and materials that are not usually considered art. Andrew’s guiding principle is to create better art today than what he did in the past.
Thank you very much Andrew Myers for allowing us to post and share your amazing optical illusion. If you wish to know more about his interesting artworks, you can go and visit his website.