Artist Sonia Rentsch Recreates Popular Weapons with Foliage

By: Misel Saban - Jul 11, 2014
References: soniarentsch & beautifuldecay
Artist Sonia Rentsch's still life portraits beautifully juxtapose innocence and violence by recreating popular firearms with plants. The images depict various guns, grenades and bullets made entirely from various shrubs.

Rentsch is an artist and art director based in Melbourne, Australia. She has a knack for often using compostable items as her medium. In this still life series, Rentsch focuses on re-imagining what various weapons would look like if they were constructed entirely from plants. Each image in the series is breathtaking and really forces the viewer to contemplate how weapons can take life and plants can foster new life. It's interesting to see handguns transformed into delicate and beautiful works of art simply by using plants.