This is the story of how we made a portrait of George Wurtzel, a blind artist. It was the first portrait ever that he could feel and recognize as himself. The sculpture by Andrew Myers is made of 4,000 hand-painted screws. Warning: you might want to cry (but in a good way!).
This is Mr. George Wurtzel. Blind artist, woodworker, teacher, and a gentleman who is building an art gallery
We wanted to have the first piece in that gallery so we sneakily took a picture of George and worked with our friend Andrew Myers to make a sculptural portrait of his face
Andrew then drove 13 hours from Laguna Beach up to Enchanted Hills Camp in Napa Valley to surprise George with this piece
George immediately took it off the wall and started sharing it with his students and friends