Optical Illusion art at its finest. This is incredible:
Artist Michael Murphy of Milledgeville, GA want’s to get the conversation about gun control going. On display at the Association for Visual Arts (AVA) in Chattanooga TN until the end of June.
“Guns are fetishized in the U.S.,” says Murphy, an artist and assistant professor of art and technology at Georgia College. “Many, many Americans love guns. I’m creating a giant gun. Gun enthusiasts should love the piece.”
“I just want people to keep talking about guns [and] why we should have guns,” he says. “Communication is necessary because I don’t see any sort of solution being proposed.”
As a visitor moves off the correct vantage point, “you watch the gun disappear. It turns into particles. It reminds me of the lives taken by gun violence.”
Full story and details over at the Times Free Press.
Like most gun related art, the intended purpose of this is to get people to complain about how “guns kill people” and how we should ban them. I’m obviously not for that, but I would like this badass installation in the foyer of my ENDO mansion someday. Sadly the nature of pingpong balls means they will blow around a lot in the breeze I’ll be getting off the ocean. Michael Murphy and I will have to figure something out… maybe platinum balls painted black just to make people mad?
Lots more pictures on Michael Murphy‘s website.