Artist creates sculptures out of used bullet shells

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.

 

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