Almost enough to bring a tear to your eye, isn’t it?
*update* While the original story we ran was in response to the unattributed video itself, a relevant reader question, sent us looking for the original artist.
We learned that the sculpture, by Michael Murphy was supposedly anti-Gun. Maybe we’re missing something, or simply aren’t jaundiced against guns enough but when we look at it, all we see is a celebration of the Second Amendment. Maybe he’s right and we’re wrong. When you watch it, which do YOU see?
Here’s the artist’s quote:
Gun Country is a graphic illusion of the United States rendered with suspended toy guns. It is intended to stimulate conversation about guns and gun related issues in our country. Through this conversation, it is my hope that people will think more critically about their stance on this topic. With this conversation, the thoughts and ideas of viewers can become externalized lending themselves to closer personal scrutiny and critical reflection.
You may have seen those ‘perspective’ sculptures before, but you’ve never seen one quite like this.
Do you know the kind we mean? You view a sculpture from one direction and it seems like one thing, but from another direction, it’s a completely different image?
If you were going to do one representing patriotic American values, what would you do? Something about an Eagle, maybe? The Gadsden Flag? Mount Rushmore or George Washington?
How about a tribute to what made America free in the first place? How about a tribute to firearms MADE OUT OF Firearms.
What two images would be made out of something like that? See for yourself:
Sure, some pantywaist Leftists will have soiled their shorts over this video. Blah, blah blah ‘glorifying guns’ and all that.
They’re completely missing the point. This isn’t ‘glorifying guns’ so much as is a tribute to Freedom.
Without private firearm ownership in the hands of patriots willing to stand for their rights, there would never have been an America to celebrate in the first place. Certainly not one forged with the character and history that made our Nation the ‘land of the free and the home of the brave’ not to mention leader of the Free World.
Art celebrates big ideas and America is a big idea worth celebrating — don’t you think?
Whatever some ‘other’ Presidents may have thought about it, Our current President would agree.
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