Assault Writer: A Weapon Built from Ball Point Pens
Alexander Weeks' "Assault Writer" is an assault rifle made out of ball point pens, foam and structural wood pieces. Alexander crafted a kind of skeleton for the object (out of the foam and wood pieces), which he then completely covered to make it seem like it is made out of the pens themselves. This thought-provoking sculpture questions the role of weapons in our society. Alexander explains, "The irony stemms from Edward Bulwer-Lytton's saying, "The pen is mightier than the sword." Through this piece I want to ask: how effective is violence in bringing about change in the world?"