Michael Murph's gun art installation is a visual commentary on US gun laws. The United States has often been criticized for lenient laws that relate to weapon ownership. These negative associations are the theme behind 'Gun Country', the artist's sculptural piece that is made up of 130 toy gun props.
The gun art installation takes on the form of a United States map and was enrolled in this year's ArtPrize competition. The impressive piece reveals its fragments at close range but resembles a map of the United States when viewed from a distance.
Its toy gun fragments are painted black and dispersed across the map. They symbolize the increasing amounts of American gun owners and the unfortunate and accidental crimes that are often associated with lenient weapon laws.
Michael Murph's Gun Art Sculpture Comments on America's Weapon Laws
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