BULLET HOSE 2017 by MIKE REA
BULLET HOSE 2017 by MIKE REA
BULLET HOSE 2017 by MIKE REA
BULLET HOSE 2017 by MIKE REA
BULLET HOSE 2017 by MIKE REA
BULLET HOSE 2017 by MIKE REA

BULLET HOSE 2017 by MIKE REA

Regular price $150.00

Edition of 25

The artist uses the image of a gun as a metaphor for a failed masculinity. Subject matter transformed into objects that are impotent and unable to properly articulate the archetype intrinsically bound to the image. Raw wood has been chosen as both a contradiction of materiality and function. The foreplay of scripted procedures is visually and viscerally demonstrated in the cocking mechanisms and loading procedures that are activated upon physical inspection. Ironically the trigger is stiff, and unyielding.

The guns are bombastic vehicles that never arrive where they want to go. Either to be seen and desired or manipulated through interaction these guns will never fire, unlike like the real-life counterparts. Something of the violence and carnage remains. The beauty of construction, manipulation and material cannot fully dismantle the presence of the origin. Wicked reminders. 

NOTE: The shipment of the product is going to be mid-October.