In the late 1990’s the Tacoma Arts Commission dispensed handguns from a Tacoma Police ‘Buy-Back’ Program to artists, with the intention of inspiring creative transformation of something destructive into something positive and artistic. I don’t think the project ever materialized but in 2001 I was invited to participate in an exhibition at the St. Louis Gateway to Peace Museum and I was able to bring my concept to fruition.


  • Dimensions

    24″ diameter (60.96 cm)

  • Design

    Recycled materials: Computer cable wire, copper tubing, handguns from a police ‘buy back’ program