“Gun Country” is a remarkable and controversial installation by visual artist Michael Murphy. In this wonderful example of forced perspective art, he suspended 130 toy guns on nearly invisible line on the roof of the Urban Institute for Contemporary Art in Grand Rapids, positioning them so that, when viewed from the front, they would form a map of the contiguous United States.
Murphy told that he is neither for nor against the current gun policy in the USA. The work simply aims to raise discussions and stimulate conversations about this topic: “Every viewer that I have discussed the piece with has seemed inclined to tell me their stance on guns. Through this conversation that the piece inspires, it is my hope that people will think more critically about their stance on guns and gun related issues.”
Gun Country: 130 Suspended Toy Guns Into a Remarkable USA Map Installation: