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*Art* made of *Guns*
Al Fallow's "Reliquaries"
chun 2009-06-22 23:28:40 (edited on 2010-01-28 10:40:22)
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*Art* made of *Guns*

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Al Fallow's "Reliquaries"


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Art made of guns?


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De Young museum at San Francisco exhibited the sculptures by Al Fallow. They were created with authentic ammo and gun parts.


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The sculptures by Al Fallow were made of real guns and ammo.


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The sculptor Al Farrow lives nearby San Francisco. He is mastered in "gun" media.


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The recent works reflected the conflict between Israel and its Arabian neighbors.


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Israel may not exist without the power of armed force.


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"I am not a gun person. My fascination with guns is with their function and use. It is the ubiquitous presence, seeming necessity and actual accessibility of guns in our culture that inspires my investigation. I am interested in their impact on society and cultures: Past, Present (and Future)." - Al Farrow


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"I am also perpetually surprised by the historical and continuing partnership of war and religion. The atrocities committed in acts of war absolutely violate every tenet of religion, yet rarely do religious institutions speak against the violations committed in the name of God. "


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Reliquaries

container for relics

the physical remains of saints


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The use of reliquaries became an important part of Christian ritual.


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Reliquaries provide a means of protecting and displaying relics.

Many believe that the relics are endowed by God with the grace of miraculous powers.


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Al Farrow's reliquaries.

The "relics" in this container is a skeleton of a hand.


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And a spine bone inside.


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A tooth embedded above the gate.


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The containers of religious power

when weapons become reliquaries


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