Artist Li Hongbo Uses Concertinas Made of Colorful Paper Guns in His Latest Installation Project

Building upon his expansive knowledge of paper’s natural strengths and weaknesses, Beijing-based sculptor Li Hongbo creates incredible honeycomb structure that can stretch, twist, elongate and retract. For his latest installation titled “Irons for the Ages, Flowers for the Day,” at SCAD Museum of Art, Hongbo made hundreds of small guns from brightly colored, honeycombed, laminated paper and reshaped them into delicate abstract forms that stretch the entirety of the gallery. He explained to The Creators Project. "Audiences will see a beautiful flower blooming in the space, but this image also hopefully makes people think and pay close attention to what's underneath. When viewers realize that such a wonderful space is actually made out of 'weapons,' they are going to react."


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via [Creators Project]