Sculptures of foxes and wild cats are hanging on the walls of Colombian artist Federico Uribe’s exhibit at the Adelson Gallery, New York while a duck looks on from overhead, its wings outspread.
It may be surprising to realize that the life-sized animal representations are entirely made of spent bullet casings.
Death is a constant inspiration for the art and its vivid landscapes are also made up of bullet shells.
“There is all these ugly memories related to these objects and I am trying to make something that make people find beauty in pain,” Uribe said.
He procures his raw materials in bulk from a metal recycling company.
The exhibit at the New York gallery runs until the end of July.