This piece is in response to an open call to artists for the Art Car Museum's newest opening, WAR. This was an especially difficult call for me as I despise this subject. The idea stayed with me and I found I had a message I needed to purge. I chose a 9mm with both military and gang warfare in mind. Blood Bloom represents the quickest way to get blood to bloom: to injure or kill with a weapon like a gun. The bullets on the outside represent the idea that if they don't get IN the gun, they can't be used to bloom the blood, but instead bloom like a flower. In war, this will never be the case. The blood on the grip, dripping from the gun, running down the slats of the pedestal and pooling in the bottom around spent shell casings dramatize how easy it is to change every aspect of your life, the life you are maiming or killing, and the lives of the loved ones altered by the use of this or any other weapon against another human being. *** This piece is for sale.
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