Nemo Gould has created a sculpture he calls “Anatomy of a Conflict“. This kinetic piece features two lengthwise halves of a recycled assault rifle that were separated, painted to look like they had their own anatomy, like medical models, and then put back together mechanically.
source/image: Nemo Gould
I don’t usually take a conceptual approach to making art, but when using an assault rifle as a “found object” it is difficult to avoid.
From a mechanical perspective, I’m fascinated by guns, from a moral perspective, I’m conflicted about them.However you feel about them, they’re a divisive issue worth discussing.
Although very little material was added to the original rifle, the process of cutting and reassembling its various pieces required quite a lot of time and technique.The color scheme was chosen to mimic educational anatomy models found in schools and doctors offices.