In the last few years I have been honored to be invited to create GUN TRANSFORMATIONS on multiple occasions. The concept of SWORDS INTO PLOWSHARES, or tools of MASS DESTRUCTION being TRANSFORMED to something Beautiful has become a PASSION of mine. This is the most recent piece was created by request by an Iraq Vet whom wanted to create a statement, to create change in the civilian Gun use and abuse. Post Parkland Massacre. Here is an article and a video that describes the event of the TRANSFORMATION:

https://www.myajc.com/…/torpy-large…/qyCQEWzoPIya34ln2Q872N/

AR-15 Bountiful Bouquet #1

 AR-15 BOUNTIFUL BOUQUET #1     We have created Guns into GARDEN TOOLS for a CHURCH as part of their Ceremony, and later  with DASHBOARD CO OP fro the exhibition at the Marcia Wood Gallery for the Show called UNLOADED  http://www.dashboard.us/unloaded  UNLOADED PROGRAMMING      INTERACTIVE BLACKSMITHING DEMO WITH  CORRINA SEPHORA // PRESENTED BY DASHBOARD     On 5/10/17, Dashboard hosted a contemporary blacksmithing demonstration and performance by Corrina Sephora at Marcia Wood Gallery. During the demonstration, Corrina transformed a gun into a garden tool using contemporary blacksmithing practices, allowing the audience to interact and assist as "stikers" in the process.    Artist Statement: "This act illustrates the old saying 'swords into plough shares' by transforming 'guns into garden tools'. This transformation is an act of creativity from a tool of death and destruction. The creation and transformation of one tool (the gun) into another tool (the garden tool) through fire and forging. Using the four elements the blacksmith in ancient history was once considered a diviner, healer, judge and even a sorcerer, as well as one who made functional objects, sculptures, divination tools, and farming tools. This contemporary interactive performance and teaching session is statement of peace, creativity and community. The interactive work allows people to put their life force, energy or NYAMA into this transformational forging experience.”   --Corrina Sephora 

AR-15 BOUNTIFUL BOUQUET #1

 

We have created Guns into GARDEN TOOLS for a CHURCH as part of their Ceremony, and later  with DASHBOARD CO OP fro the exhibition at the Marcia Wood Gallery for the Show called UNLOADED

http://www.dashboard.us/unloaded

UNLOADED PROGRAMMING 

 

INTERACTIVE BLACKSMITHING DEMO WITH

CORRINA SEPHORA // PRESENTED BY DASHBOARD

 

On 5/10/17, Dashboard hosted a contemporary blacksmithing demonstration and performance by Corrina Sephora at Marcia Wood Gallery. During the demonstration, Corrina transformed a gun into a garden tool using contemporary blacksmithing practices, allowing the audience to interact and assist as "stikers" in the process.  

Artist Statement: "This act illustrates the old saying 'swords into plough shares' by transforming 'guns into garden tools'. This transformation is an act of creativity from a tool of death and destruction. The creation and transformation of one tool (the gun) into another tool (the garden tool) through fire and forging. Using the four elements the blacksmith in ancient history was once considered a diviner, healer, judge and even a sorcerer, as well as one who made functional objects, sculptures, divination tools, and farming tools. This contemporary interactive performance and teaching session is statement of peace, creativity and community. The interactive work allows people to put their life force, energy or NYAMA into this transformational forging experience.” 

--Corrina Sephora