PEDRO REYES| ART MAKES STATEMENT AGAINST MEXICAN DRUG WAR

November 9, 2010 The Unbiased Writer

In efforts to make a social statement against the Mexican drug war, artist Pedro Reyes chose the city of Culiacán, which has the higest fatality rate from gun fire as the inspiration behind his latest work. Palas por Pistolas en Espano, aka The Weapons to Plowshares project, worked hard over the last few months to gather firearms from the local public. The collection of high-powered rifles and handguns were then steamrolled, smelted and refined into shovels. The shovels have since been used by citizens who planted over 1,500 trees to match the number of death that the weapons before them left. Pedro Reyes art is a true act of peace that one cannot help but admire. Check out the images, and as always, let us know what you think?


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