This Exhibit Features Uniquely Repurposed War Helmets

By: Mishal Omar - Jun 23, 2016
References: severija.lt & thisiscolossal
In a powerful anti-war art exhibit, Lithuanian artist Severija Inčirauskaitė-Kriaunevičienė embroidered designs onto helmets used in wars from around the world.

The 'Kill for Peace' art exhibition makes a poignant statement on the effects of war as well as the juxtaposition between what war actually is and what propaganda tells people it is -- a way to gain peace. By embroidering roses, violets and thorns on the surfaces of these helmets, that juxtaposition is on full display. The mass murder of people, no matter who or where, under the guise of achieving "peace" is inherently counterintuitive, and this anti-war art perfectly captures that contradiction.

The contrast between the material and design used to decorate this unique canvas are an excellent representation of the purpose, or lack thereof, of the violent state of war.