Pedro Reyes: Imagine

Since 2008, Mexican artist Pedro Reyes has been turning to weapons as an art medium to address the crime rates in his native country. His latest project titled "Imagine" consists of a set of 50 musical instruments fabricated out of destroyed weapons – revolvers, shot-guns, machine-guns, etc. A group of 6 musicians worked for 2 weeks shoulder-to-shoulder turning these agents of death into instruments of life. Speaking about the project Pedro said, "It’s difficult to explain but the transformation was more than physical. It’s important to consider that many lives were taken with these weapons; as if a sort of exorcism was taking place the music expelled the demons they held, as well as being a requiem for lives lost."

Find out more about Pedro's work here.

via [designboom]