Graphic designer Darren Timby, from Roker, United Kingdom is gaining international recognition from two unusual large artworks he completed.
Two of the most famous entertainment icons in history, Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe are portrayed by an unusual art medium: screws.
He completed Monroe last year out of 26,304 screws which would be about 2/3rds of a mile if laid out end to end. Each screw was colored black, grey, silver or red in advance and 8mm in diameter. It weighs 183 lbs.
The Presley art piece weighs 126 lbs and took 12,500 screws.
Presley and Monroe were Darren’s recently deceased father, Billy Timby’s two favorite celebrities. His next projects will be his own favorites, including Freddie Mercury, David Bowie and Mick Jagger.
“Obviously my dad was a big fan of Marilyn Monroe but he was an even bigger fan of Elvis Presley,” he told local news. “Two of his three funeral songs were by Elvis.”
“I’ve been able to get this one completed much quicker than Marilyn, in total it has been about three months from concept to completion.”