"Gun Club" uses colorful spent shotgun shells to engage the viewer in a beautiful web of lyrical abstract lines, but then the reality that the piece is made from shotgun shells adds an unsettled quality to the work. In "Gun Club" I draw attention to aggression, and specifically gun violence; to this end 5% of my art sales go to organizations which promote gun control. All of the shotgun shells in the piece were fired at a gun club in Connecticut, and are now recycled into this piece.
"Gun Club" is composed of 2 steel welded boxes that are 49" x 96" x 49". The boxes are open on 3 sides but have mesh on the bottom. The mesh is covered with a sheet of galvanized steel. The boxes are spray painted silver. The supports of the boxes are ziptied with shotgun shells completely covering the structure. The rest of the shotguns shells are strung together in 2 feet through 100 feet strands of various gauge wire. They are then twisted and wrapped around the structure and ziptied into place.
The piece can be designed as a site specific work using either one or both of the metal structures as a base and growing off of that. It can also be installed indoors.
Shipping & installation costs additional, to be determined based on location.
Image rights: Copyright 2017 Margaret Roleke, all rights reserved
Governor's Island Art Fair, September 2017