Introducing Andrew, Studio Werker Extraordinaire

Welcome to the latest installment of Better Know a Plywerker! This month meet Andrew, one of our expert Studio Werkers. In addition to adhoosing, mounting photos, trimming prints, doing quality control checks, and packaging and shipping the finished Plywerk art panels, Andrew also logs how many miles the Werkers ride their bikes between their homes and the Plywerk headquarters each month, making him our official Viscount of Bike-Mile-Tallying, a  title that I definitely did not just make up.

Andrew even jumps in to help out in the wood shop on occasion.


Favorite reptile?

My favorite reptile would have to be a worm lizard.

Last costume you wore?

A space suite made out of old boxes, aluminum foil, and a vacuum hose.

Andrew didn't wear his robot costume to Plywerk,
but he did come as Banandrew on Halloween.

What topic fascinates you?

The idea that life could exist on other planets without the help of basic “known” elements of life is really mind-blowing to me.

Tell us a bit about your own photography. What settings and themes have you most enjoyed shooting, and do you have any goals for your future projects?

I have considered myself a street photographer for 5 years. Which means I go out into the world and try to photograph from my own prospective. This mostly involves documenting objects and studying the human figure. As for my work in the future, I am moving into a studio setting that will allow me to manipulate my ideas even more. I love working with my hands and different mediums and this will allow me to do that.

What does an average day at Plywerk look like for you?

They look a lot like my hands actually. Other than what they actually look like, my day is pretty relaxed. I work on the line making Plywerk look good and converse with my co-workers about the news of the world.

Here Andrew is seen packing Plywerk in preparation for shipping.

If you were the protagonist of a buddy cop movie, who would be your partner?


What is your favorite memory involving Plywerk or Plywerkers?

Watching JJ “twerk it” to Three 6 Mafia

Ideal smoothie ingredients?

3 oz of tomato juice, 1 ½ oz Vodka, ½ oz of lemon juice, a dash of Worcestershire sauce, celery salt, ground pepper, hot pepper sauce, celery stalk and any other vegetables. That’s my kind of smoothie!

What is one thing you would like to accomplish in the next year?

Publish at least one photo book and have a show so Portland can see my work in person. I also started touring on my bike this year. So I want to do more of that as well. There is so much to do.

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