A clever optical illusion fires off a strong message about gun control in the United States at
Truth to Power
, an art show in Philadelphia that coincided with the Democratic National Convention. Hosted by
Rock the Vote
, the show featured work from dozens of politically-active artists including Banksy, Ron English, and Shepard Fairey, plus performances by The Black-Eyed Peas and Ty Dolla $ign. The hanging sculpture above, titled
belongs to Brooklyn artist
, who writes that it, "is about the United States rooting its image in violence and intimidation." Shift your perspective from the front to the side, and the whole thing ceases to be America, instead becoming one giant handgun.
See more of Michael Murphy's work on his website.