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Controversial Wood Carvings

Ben Turnbull Recreates the Horrors of War as Children's Toys

— November 28, 2009 — Art & Design
Artist Ben Turnbull makes strong statements with his art. His work, which resembles children's toys, shows the prevalence of violence in society today. Turnbull's focus on the United States makes a strong impression.

Many of Ben Turnbull's pieces are wood relief carvings of different guns and weapons. Love them or hate them, these pieces demand attention.

Implications - Ben Turnbull states that he is very "fascinated by the global dominance of American culture." His works reflect his perspective on the subject. Through his work, the artist is able to "reveal the shocking truths about war, death and guns in the world’s most powerful country." If people do not know the truth, they certainly have a right to learn.
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