Monday, 14 Feb, 2011 Offbeat

Artist Makes Illustrations of Animals by Shooting into Aluminum Sheets


Walton Creel from Birmingham, Alabama, is not just an artist, meaning he doesn't only make art, he literally shoots it.

Creel's works represent figurative compositions of wildlife and he makes them by shooting from a .22-caliber rifle into large aluminum sheets.

From numerous dots in the sheets he obtains "black-and-white" illustrations of bunnies and squirrels.

The artist says that the goal of his works is to "deweaponize" the gun.

On his website Creel wrote: "My main goal was to take the destructive power away from the gun. To manipulate the gun into a tool of creation."

So far Creel's works are not for sale, but in the near future they will be, reports FastCoDesign.

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