1.1.2017 or Monday – Gun Day

The project that the gun-day posts are the research basis for, 1.1.2017, completed in 2018.

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.

1.1.2017

1.1.2017

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.

The posts*:

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.

October 10, 2017, October 17, 2017, October 24, 2017, October 31, 2017

November 7, 2017, November 14, 2017, November 21, 2017, November 28, 2017

December 12, 2017, December 19, 2017

January 09, 2018, January 23, 2018

February 06, 2018, February 13, 2018, February 20, 2018February 27, 2018

Explaining Monday – Gun Day – Feb 20

March 6, 2018, March 13, 2018, March 21, 2018, March 27, 2018

April 3, 2018, April 10, 2018, April 17, 2018, April 24, 2018

May 22, 2018

July 3, 2018, July 24, 2018

1.1.2017

1.1.2017, installed at Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh

*(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.)