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Artist Al Farrow uses ammunition, parts from firearms, and selected other materials to build miniature churches, synagogues, and mosques.
posted by gman (11 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
I knew I recognized that style..
posted by FatherDagon at 7:28 AM on May 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


The closeups of the black gun parts reminded me of Giger imagery.
posted by _Lasar at 7:38 AM on May 9, 2011


Fascintating. Thanks for posting.
posted by antiquated at 7:40 AM on May 9, 2011


I feel a metaphor coming on!
posted by odinsdream at 7:41 AM on May 9, 2011


Cool
posted by Outlawyr at 8:57 AM on May 9, 2011


I have to say, I love this kind of thing. It's such a simple, elegant idea such that as soon as you hear it you wonder why you didn't think of it years ago, and then it's executed immaculately. Well done Al Farrow.
posted by Dreadnought at 9:20 AM on May 9, 2011


Very cool. Reminds me of Kris Kuksi's Church Tank (on page 2).
previously
posted by Glinn at 9:29 AM on May 9, 2011


ooh I saw one of his cathedrals at the deYoung recently. it was incredibly beautiful!!!
posted by supermedusa at 9:34 AM on May 9, 2011


Swords into plowshares, guns and bullets into art. Very cool, thanks for posting.
posted by mareli at 12:46 PM on May 9, 2011


The Israeli Uzis on the synagogue are a nice (if none too subtle) touch.
posted by Standeck at 3:19 PM on May 9, 2011


The artists own web site also has other interesting work, including these Mimbres.
posted by jardinier at 6:08 PM on May 9, 2011


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