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Harm Less: A Photo Series of Firearms Made Entirely out of Plants

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Here’s a great photo series by artist Sonia Rentsch that quite literally takes the “fire” out of firearms. Dubbed “Harm Less,” the series consists entirely of weaponry made out of only organic materials.

The series of sculptures was created by Rentsch for January Biannual, a periodical dedicated to “beauty, intelligence and timelessness.” Once she had constructed the handguns, hand-grenade and bullets, she enlisted the help of photographer Albert Comper to actually take the photos themselves.

It’s a short series, but one that makes a subtle (yet powerful) statement about violence, weapons and gun culture. Rentsch’s “Harm Less” sculptures have stirred up conversations about everything from violence within nature, to how nature’s beauty overcomes such things:

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To see more from Rentsch or Comper, head over to either of their websites by clicking here or here, respectively.

(via Fubiz)


Image credits: Photographs by Sonia Rentsch and Albert Comper and used with permission.


 
  • tyrohne

    “Rentsch’s “Harm Less” sculptures have stirred up conversations about everything from violence within nature, to how nature’s beauty overcomes such things”

    Oh? Do tell..

    As ‘art’, I think they are somewhat interesting in a whimsical kind of way. As a message along the lines you mentioned; I don’t see it.

  • jphoto

    Better not let a grade school kid make a gun out of sticks…they’ll be suspended… What is the US coming to?…

  • chubbs

    The right to keep and bear salad?

  • Max

    Careful.. you can gate arrested in America for making things like this..

  • WayneEDay

    My child saw these violent images and can’t go to school for the rest of the week he is so shocked. Violent Vegetables have no place in America. Did the NRA fund this exhibition?

  • KewlDewd

    Oh yeah, man. I came across this one dude who was about to shoot somebody, then I reminded him about the beauty of nature and he broke into tears and vowed never to commit gun violence again.

  • tyrohne

    lol. It just struck me as a nonsensical statement. People trying to draw parallels between what looks like a gun and a gun is idiotic..

    Also, some anti-gun nut didn’t like your sentiment :)

    I’ll try to balance it out.

  • KewlDewd

    With you there. I’m not sure exactly what “violence within nature” means. The food chain…predators vs prey? Not sure what that has to do with the gun debate, nor how nature’s beauty overcomes it. There’s nothing to overcome. That’s the order of things. Maybe I miss the meaning completely, or like you said…it’s nonsensical.