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A False Sense of Security
A False Sense of Security
20 screen printed wood panels, (340) 1:18 scale toy guns, graphite on tracing paper, map pins.
17 ft x 6 ft x 1 ½ in. installation

Based on gun violence statistics, 340 toy guns are camouflaged within the patterns representing the number of lives loss to mass shootings in 2018. The damask wallpaper patterns create a sense of familiarity and reference the comfort of home, which becomes unsettling with the addition of weapons. Conceptually the installation uses a black and white palette addressing the morality of gun ownership and the ease of purchasing a weapon in this country.