Reliquaries built from ammunition and firearms

Artist Al Farrow uses ammunition and parts from firearms to build miniature churches, synagogues, and mosques.

Al Farrow is a San Franciso based sculptor that explores religious and violence at same time in this sculptures. Farrow’s choice of sculptural materials include deconstructed guns, bullets, glass, steel, bone, and found objects from antiquity, such as a vintage Torah cover and pieces of 16th century Italian velvet.

"Artist Al Farrow uses ammunition and parts from firearms to build miniature churches, synagogues, and mosques."

"Artist Al Farrow uses ammunition and parts from firearms to build miniature churches, synagogues, and mosques."

"Artist Al Farrow uses ammunition and parts from firearms to build miniature churches, synagogues, and mosques."

"Artist Al Farrow uses ammunition and parts from firearms to build miniature churches, synagogues, and mosques."

"Artist Al Farrow uses ammunition and parts from firearms to build miniature churches, synagogues, and mosques."

These ara very controversial sculptures as they mix symbolic religious structures with weaponry and history-laden found objects—is both visually stunning and emotionally confounding.

Farrow generally adopts the language of an historical period in his work, updating the imagery or materials to make cogent observations about contemporary society and to reconcile disparate, and on occasion opposing narratives and histories.

"Artist Al Farrow uses ammunition and parts from firearms to build miniature churches, synagogues, and mosques."

"Artist Al Farrow uses ammunition and parts from firearms to build miniature churches, synagogues, and mosques."

"Artist Al Farrow uses ammunition and parts from firearms to build miniature churches, synagogues, and mosques.""Artist Al Farrow uses ammunition and parts from firearms to build miniature churches, synagogues, and mosques."

"Artist Al Farrow uses ammunition and parts from firearms to build miniature churches, synagogues, and mosques."

"Artist Al Farrow uses ammunition and parts from firearms to build miniature churches, synagogues, and mosques."

 

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