Guns Carved Into Wooden School Desks

And a grenade:

Employing impressions of guns, knives, grenades and even space-age sharp shooters – the desks are transformed from relics of a childhood past into intricately formed, vaguely intimidating reflections of the rapidly changing face of contemporary culture. (Source)

hahaha how did I know the explantion was going to be something more than “The artist carved guns into school desks because he thought it would be cool”

The artists name is Ben Turnbull.  He does not appear to have his own website, but the works in this post are apparently featured at Eleven Fine Art Gallery in London England.

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Crash July 1, 2010 at 07:57 am

School boards everywhere freak when they see this.

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Admin (Mike) July 7, 2010 at 10:45 pm

Probably drafting a ban as we speak. :P

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Aaron Spuler July 1, 2010 at 08:01 am

The grenade is my favorite

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Admin (Mike) July 7, 2010 at 10:46 pm

Same. It’s done in such a way that it almost looks like it is coming up out of the desk!

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Paladin July 1, 2010 at 08:48 am

These remind me of the pictures I’ve seen of fossils embedded in rock..

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Admin (Mike) July 7, 2010 at 10:46 pm

Yea good call, they definitely do look like fossils.

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Ted July 13, 2010 at 11:17 am

… yea, and guns will probably be “fossils” one day!! … if we do not protect our rights …

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EKS July 1, 2010 at 10:14 am

Maybe its just me but these look like badly done photoshops

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Admin (Mike) July 7, 2010 at 10:47 pm

I’d have to disagree, I think they look pretty amazing. Although saying they look like photoshops is probably a compliment to the artist.

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RedBull72 July 13, 2010 at 09:06 am

I thought so to until I saw the grenade. I work in PShop everyday and my first impression was “wow – what a weak job”. This digital age is getting to us. Nice work!

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Hawk July 1, 2010 at 11:40 am

Better than “I <3 MEDS".

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Admin (Mike) July 7, 2010 at 10:48 pm

I love meds? What’s that?

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John July 1, 2010 at 06:39 pm

I think he actually gave the lengthy description about what it was about, because he thought it was something that should be talked about and simply not just cool?

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Admin (Mike) July 7, 2010 at 10:49 pm

I’m sure he did. I was making light of the fact that all artists think their work is super important and they always attach a deep meaning to it.

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Rusgunnut1 July 2, 2010 at 05:38 am

Pity they are pretty obviously not real. I’m still waiting for a SERPA platform that screws on to the inside so I can keep my P226 and several mags :) :)

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Admin (Mike) July 7, 2010 at 10:50 pm

hahah

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