Monday – Gun Day is the title I used for all of the posts that contain my research of the 62 gun violence incidents that occurred on the 1st of January 2017. The posts themselves can be found listed below, or en masse through this link.
55 places. 62 incidents. 66 guns. 73 people dead
1.1.2017 is a large scale jewellery work that contains portrait of each of the 66 guns used in fatal incidents on January 1st, 2017. These gun outlines are made in metal, plastic, fabric and paper, from containers sourced from the 55 places in which these acts of violence occurred. The work was created for the Transformations 10 exhibition at Contemporary Craft in Pittsburgh, where it won the 2017 Elizabeth R. Raphael Founder’s Prize competition for artists working in found materials.
This post, from February 2018, goes a way toward explaining the project. The full story is about 100 typed pages in length, and is contained over the many posts, linked below.
Explaining Monday – Gun Day – Feb 20
*(Just in case you were wondering why these posts seem to be dated on Tuesdays, the dates on these posts are in Australian time because of the blog’s origin. These posts were almost always made in the US Pacific timezone, so generally it’s safe to take off a day for the actual publication date.)