(via Cool Hunting)
A little while ago the good folks at Cool Hunting wrote a post entitled “Deweaponizing the Gun”. Basically, Walton Creel is the man. He is from the South and grew up w/ guns being a large part of his culture and the society her knew. He sought out a way to re-purpose the gun in an interesting light. By his culture w/ art he has come up with an amazing array of pieces, made up of… metal and bullet holes?
“Completing his project two years later, Creel’s collection of works challenges popular opinion about the purpose of guns and their ability for uses in a positive light—not surprisingly their reception has been mixed.”
I was really impressed when I first saw his artwork. This is the first time I had really seen guns used for art. The obvious (and maybe not-so-obvious) symbolism behind it is pretty awesome. Something that generally creates pain, conflict, and destruction is being used to make beauty.
I like it.