Gallery: Al Farrow’s Incredible ‘Reliquaries’ Sculptures are Made Entir...

 
Al Farrow's intricate models of mosques, churches and synagogues employ lethal materials to create beautiful models.

San Franciso-based artist Al Farrow uses bullets, gun parts, steel, glass and bone to construct religious models laden with meaning. His designs are structurally magnificent, and they come complete with detailed religious artifacts. The sculptures take on subdued tones of turquoise and blue, yet their strong forms give them significant presence.

We’ve already seen firearms re-purposed into shovels and even an Olympic stadium, but Farrow re-imagines these symbols of oppression by giving them a creative purpose, as opposed to a practical use. These structures somehow maintain a sense of calm divinity, reclaiming tools of destruction to subtly evoke peaceful social commentary.

New Reliquaries is currently exhibited at the Catherine Clark Gallery in San Francisco.

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Images © Jock McDonald

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  4. umar butt May 26, 2011 at 7:37 am

    Is this a green design?

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