Al Farrow Makes Religious Sculptures From Guns And Ammo

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American sculptor Al Farrow creates models of churches, temples and mosques from bullets and gun parts highlighting the disquieting relationship between war and religion. In the words of the artist:

I am perpetually surprised by the historical and continuing partnership of war and religion. The atrocities committed in acts of war absolutely violate every tenet of religion, yet rarely do religious institutions speak against the violations committed in the name of God. Historically, Popes have even offered eternal salvation to those who fought on their behalf (The crusades, etc.).

In my constructed reliquaries, I am playfully employing symbols of war, religion and death in a facade of architectural beauty and harmony. I have allowed my interests in art history, archeology and anthropology to influence the work. The sculptures are an ironic play on the medieval cult of the relic, tomb art, and the seductive nature of objects commissioned and historically employed by those seeking position of power.

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3 comments:

  1. I got to see the churh one in San Fracisco Art Museum! I thought it was awesome. My both of my grandfather's were in the military they would have loved it.

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