Walt Creel of Birmingham, Alabama uses a gun for a much different purpose than what it was made for. He artistically uses the deadly weapon to create ironically amazing wildlife art pieces. His project is called 'De-Weaponizing The Gun' and is an attempt to take away from the weapon's destructive power.
Walt Creel feels that society features guns all in the same manner, and states that his main goal is to "manipulate the gun into a tool of creation and use it in a way that removed it from its original purpose, to deweaponize it."
Walt Creel Aims to De-Weaponize the Gun
1. Weapon Upcycling - The trend of using weapons to create art and other items for non-destructive purposes.
2. Artistic Activism - The trend of utilizing art as a form of activism, specifically through the transformation of destructive objects into works of art and showcases.
3. Deconstructive Design - The trend of taking violent, harmful objects and repurposing them into non-destructive decorative designs.
1. Art Industry - The industry of visual arts, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, and mixed media, which is being uniquely influenced by the trend of weapon upcycling.
2. Activism Industry - The industry that supports social and political causes, which can be impacted through the trend of artistic activism and its ability to bring attention to issues in creative ways.
3. Design Industry - The industry that is focused on creating functional and aesthetic products, which could benefit from the trend of deconstructive design and the potential for new and unique design solutions.