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zephren
« on: September 29, 2004 09:13:53 PM »

So Im in a frenzy getting ready for this upcoming art show based on the theme "recycled" which can be inturrpreted to mean anything ya want, but Ive sort of taken it literally cuz I do a lot of work w/ recycled materials anyway.

So I came up with this idea of getting a bunch of toy guns... the kind that really look like guns, and gluing them together somehow to make a huge peace sign out of them.....

I was just thinking thats a bit of a social commentary, that we let our kids play with guns, and teach them that violence is ok, yet were surprised when they grow up to be serial killers. Good times.

What do you guys think? How can I make this idea any better?  ~ thanks
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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2004 09:18:23 PM »

I think it's a super awesome idea. It's a great way to show the whole oxymoronic thinking that society sometimes has. It reminds me of the movie Full Metal Jacket where a soldier is wearing a helmet that says "born to kill" on it and is also wearing a peace sign pin on the same helmet. I think the statement will really get people thinking.

I don't really have any ideas to make it better. I think it's pretty simple and straightforward and is great the way it is. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2004 09:19:34 PM »

Oh ! Born to kill is awsem!!!!!!!! *kiss* thanks so much! Im totally naming the piece that!
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« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2004 09:28:24 PM »

Haha... Glad I could help. I was just rambling about how your idea made me think of a movie and bang.... another idea is made! It'll be the star of the show!  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2004 12:48:26 AM »

So after 2 hours of sleep Im up again, and thinking about this project. Are you guys sure its not too trite? I mean I really like it, but at the same time, I think my concept might be a little too cheesy. Comments? Anyone?
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« Reply #5 on: September 30, 2004 01:12:27 AM »

I think the idea is great! Don't change it! This may be too gross, but it just pop in to my head: maybe you could add bloody pacifier hanging from the sign?
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« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2004 03:05:10 AM »

I'd say keep it simple, but the pacifier is a good idea... because they're not pacified, are they, they're violent and unrestful (do you say it like that?)

the guns are a great idea!!
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« Reply #7 on: September 30, 2004 08:19:02 AM »

I think a bloody pacifier would indicate the blood of a child.........
I think it might be better if blood was to be hinted at that it should be the blood of an adult.
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« Reply #8 on: September 30, 2004 09:03:30 AM »

I like the idea and hope youpost a picture.  But have you considered painting any of the guns.....just an idea.  But by the sounds of things......you've got it covered.

Altough if you think guns are trite why not use coca-cola cans and other representations of companies.  You know giant conglomerates waging a different kind of war..........wow that sounded so cool in my head but reading it.......yikes!!!!!  Stick with the guns.
 

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« Reply #9 on: September 30, 2004 09:37:10 AM »

I think the bloody pacifier is more powerful than trying to portray it as the blood of an adult. It's representative of the slaughter of the innocents... the loss of childhood. It's not something you'd want to think about, but really drives home the point of the piece IMHO.
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