1,000+ Phillips Screws… Add a Little Automotive Paint… You Get Revolver Art!

If you have a ton of Phillips screws laying around and a lot of free time, we got a challenge for you! Try and replicate a piece of art like this. The artist, Andrew Myers, used simple Phillips screws with oil paint on them, automotive paint for the background, and a white metal frame. What you end up with is a pretty unique piece of art that is 6′ x 4′ in size.

Revolver Art

The art piece that Andrew Myers created is called “Love Wins.”

Revolver Art

You can interpret the art however you may, but the artist made it a point to state:

Love Wins is not ‘anti gun’ commentary but an ‘anti evil’ one.

The TFB mantra is “Firearms Not Politics” so we will leave it at that.

Revolver Art

Although it appears to be a simple flat image of art, many of the Phillips screws are varying heights to create more depth and a 3-D look.

Revolver Art

This original piece of art has already been sold on Andrew Myers’ website showcasing other art work he has (this is his only firearms related piece). You can purchase metal prints of this specific piece and those are not the cheapest even though they are reproductions. The metal prints (20″ x 30″ or 40″ x 60″) go for $2,250 each.

If that is what a metal print reproduction goes for, I cannot imagine what the original sold for… Four Colt Pythons?… One or two Barret M107A1s?…. I always think of money in terms of what gun can I add to my collection.

Very unique art to say the least. If you have a couple thousand Phillips screws laying around, you might have something more valuable than you think. If you can get creative like this guy, and maybe make a Glock or an AR-15…



The outdoors, fitness and anything related to firearms are my passions. I am a S&W Armorer, Glock Armorer, reloader and am coping with an addiction to classic S&W and Colt revolvers (by buying more revolvers). I’ve been a guest writer for Sierra Bullets and love long walks to the gun range.


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  • Anonymoose

    Should have been titled “Love Loses a Finger.”

    • Giolli Joker

      Yep, it’s screwed up.

  • 22winmag

    Pink mist next time!

  • wetcorps

    The heads of the screws are not alligned. It triggers me a little.

    • Giolli Joker

      Talking about trigger, it should be in the full rearward position, the artist has probably worked over photo of a S&W revolver (686 or 629?) being held, not being just fired… unless the shooter is JM, in that case the trigger re-engages before the bullet leaves the barrel… 🙂

      • Bill

        …and the firing pin would still be forward…

  • Bruce

    I wonder how many driver bits he went through.

  • Marc

    Screw this; it’s very twisted.

  • SP mclaughlin

    “Love Wins”
    That strategy has worked so well for England recently.

  • lucusloc

    This is my problem with modern art. You have no idea what it means unless someone explains it to you. No longer is art about the skill of the artist, or evoking basic emotions like awe, sympathy or fear. Hell, the great artists could invoke whole flurries of complex emotions from just a painting alone. It is not about effectively communicating through medium other than words anymore; modern “art” needs whole paragraphs of explanations to get the point across, and the piece itself is merely a fancy cover slip for a short novel.

    As for this piece, taken alone it is anti-gun. There is no real way to argue otherwise, because the only focus is the gun. We have no way of knowing if the shooter is evil, or if he is a hunter, or perhaps just some dude at the range. The piece has no cue to let us know these very relevant details, so they have to be explained to us. Substitute in a different explanation, and the “meaning” of the the piece changes. Take the piece with no explanation, and the only thing we can tell is the artist does not like guns. Therefor, I must conclude this is an anti-gun piece, and that the artist is simply looking for political cover by explaining it away.

  • Edeco

    Ew, phillips. Redo with hex-socket-head machine screws please. And have the trigger back during firing.

    • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

      Phillips screws are one of the greatest self perpetuating tragedies still in effect today.

      I dont know how many times Ive wanted to exhume Mr. Phillips and punch his dead body because of the atrocity that is his invention.

      Granted they were evidently pretty awesome back in the 30s or whenever he made them, but the torx screw head is 500x better.

      • Mark Horning

        Remember, they were invented for the auto industry using pneumatic tools. They were never intended to be un-screwed, so the fact that they cam out and strip out wasn’t important, it was about speed of assembly.

        I prefer square drive (what the Canadians call Robertson head) for woodworking.

  • Able_Dart

    So it’s a Rogak-Gyrojet revolver? I think this is a solution in search of a problem.

  • mazkact

    Sounds like something my Wife would be recording on Hallmark channel.