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The Slingshots by Christopher Jarratt Should Stay Out of Playgrounds

By: Ana Lopez - Published: Oct 15, 2011 • References: christopherjarratt and trendland.net
The Slingshots by Christopher Jarratt are a grandiose twist on the usually portable weapons. This larger-than-life collection was presented during the London Design Festival, and is distinguished by its size and natural wooden designs.

Jarratt's slingshots are one-of-a-kind objects, hand-crafted and produced from natural tree branches from one of England's greenest locations, the Epping Forest. In order to preserve the mesmerizing patterns and shapes of the wood, the artist designed each fork according to each wood's specific characteristics, making every slingshot unique. The colors and prints painted by Jarratt also add life and creativity to the collection.

The Slingshots by Christopher Jarratt come in limited editions, and are both pieces of art as well as functional weapons. In addition to The Slingshots, Jarratt also produced gigantic replicas of everyday objects like a hair brush and seedpods.