Sunday, April 25, 2010

Bullet Proof

American artist Al-Farrow was born in New York City in 1943 and currently resides and works in San Rafael, California. His sculptures of religious reliquaries and mosques are made entirely out of steel shots, bullets and gun parts, from AK47 models to Uzis. They are quite marvelous and extraordinary. The bullets just add that extra shine and makes the structure look quite glamorous. It is evident that Al-Farrow's pieces demands labor of love and skills. His work is very meticulous and requires a good investment in time as well.

The religious trifecta, as we can call it is comprised out of a Synagogue, a Cathedral and a Mosque. I just put in extra pieces to show the variety of work he has done. Al-Farrow's work functions as a survey the relationship of the world's major religions based on their political, military and cultural history. It is admirable, especially since these masterpieces reinterprets the role of religion in history's greatest conflicts.

Artist: Al-Farrow | Represented by Irvine Contemporary

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