Rebecca Schena
Jewelry and metal art objects
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Flash Bang

Flash Bang is a raised vessel designed to mimic the form of a flash bang grenade; the type of grenade used often by police against protesters. The piece serves as commentary on the recent use of police brutality against peaceful protestors such as those at Standing Rock or across the country at anti-Trump protests. These weapons are used to blind, deafen and "accidentally" maim protesters and are a symbol of this country's militarized police force. Thus, just as citizens of Palestine have used empty tear gas canisters as flower pots, I intend to turn this symbol of violence on its head by making this flash bang into a flower vase.

 

Photos by Rob Chron and Rebecca Schena

Model: Nina Gregg

Copper, inert flash bang grenade parts, flower

2016

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