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America Is Made of Guns | Insta of the Week

Michael Murphy's isomorphic vision of America is more than meets the eye.
July 29, 2016, 1:40pm

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

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Identity Crisis

belongs to Brooklyn artist

Michael Murphy

, 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.

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