Artist Art Van Triest Turns Illegal Weapons into 3D Jigsaw Puzzles

Using well-known objects and powerful imagery, visual and installation artist Art Van Triest creates 3D jigsaw puzzles out of illegal weapons such as Kalashnikovs, guns and machetes. Triest's work challenges people to think about and interact with objects they would rather avoid in everyday life. “According to Dutch law, it is illegal to have any object that can be mistaken for a weapon, even when that weapon it is no longer useable,” Triest explained to The Creators Project. “As an artist I think it is interesting to create work that embodies a kind of friction, an object that is at once a toy and a weapon.”

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via [The Creator's Project]