The Art of Transformation

Sculptor and designer Brian Enright, of West Oakland, California, has always used his art to give new life to objects and artifacts. Through his work using metal, wood and other raw materials that are often at the end of their life cycles, Mr. Enright changes our perceptions of these everyday items. That’s why he seized…

Bay Area commissions turn dismantled guns into art

Coming days after yet another mass shooting in the US—this time at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas, where ten people were killed—an exhibition featuring art formed from dismantled firearms opened in Oakland, California on Tuesday (22 May). The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, together with the Robby Poblete Foundation, organised the show and commissioned local artists to transform hundreds…