This piece is made from linen, thread, garnets, silver and a decommissioned gun for the IMAGINE PEACE Now Exhibition.
One must be beside themselves to take their life or the life of anothers.
I construed the garment as if a mirror image. Straight jacket like and ghostly it hangs on the wall with a gun cut up in to pieces connected to it. The slices of gun are sew onto the garment with thread. Smoke like it drifts across the piece with more than 1500 stitches. Each stick represents 10 deaths from gun violence in 2017. More then 15000 killed in 2017
One section is a brooch that can be worn so the piece can continue its conversation outside of walls when it hangs.
This is a detail of the piece Beside My Self. Make from a decommissioned gun for an exhibition IMAGINE PEACE Now.