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Deweaponizing the Gun

Walton Creel: Deweaponizing the Gun

Walton Creel: Deweaponizing the Gun illustration guns animals

Walton Creel: Deweaponizing the Gun illustration guns animals

Walton Creel: Deweaponizing the Gun illustration guns animals

Walton Creel: Deweaponizing the Gun illustration guns animals

Walton Creel: Deweaponizing the Gun illustration guns animals

Alabama artist Walton Creel uses a .22 caliber rifle to construct portraits of animals on thick sheets of aluminum, one bullet at at time.

When I decided I wanted to make art using a gun, I was not sure what direction I would have to take. I knew I did not want to use it simply as an accent to work I was doing, but as the focus. My main goal was to take the destructive power away from the gun. 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.

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