Friday, 12 November 2010

Turning Swords into Ploughshares...

...or guns into art.

The following work of art recently featured in BBC Radio 4's A History of the World in 100 objects:

The project involves the surrender of weapons in exchange for tools, following the end of Mozambique's Civil War. The weapons are decommissioned and then used in pieces of art. Like this tree sculpture:

Similar schemes have been set up elsewhere. This Elephant is from Cambodia:


1 comment:

Stephen Chapman said...

I find the chair a little disturbing. I listen to 'a history...' when I am in the car sometimes. Brilliant programme that shows that we NEED the BBC.