Zim & Zou – Douceur / Douleur

French designer Zim & Zou recently came out with a brilliant interactive sculpture project entitled “Douceur / Douleur” and here’s what they have to say about the project:

“In french, ‘Douceur’ means ‘Sweetness’, and ‘Douleur’ means ‘Pain’. Only one letter separates these two opposite words.This project first appeared while thinking of the tragic condition of child soldiers used in different conflicts all over the world. These children inspired us this duality between the sweetness of innocence and the violence of the weapons they’re forced to use. The useless weapons of Douceur/Douleur are a message of peace. Objects crafted out of felt, thread and paper.”

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Enzo and Nio – Armed Women & Girls

Enzo and Nio are New York based street artists whose work has been appearing all throughout the world. Girls/women armed with weapons are a common recurring theme in their work.

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Pedro Reyes – Imagine

“Imagine is a set of 50 musical instruments fabricated out of destroyed weapons – revolvers, shot-guns, machine-guns…A group of 6 musicians worked for 2 weeks shoulder-to-shoulder turning these agents of death into instruments of life. The task was challenging but they succeeded in extracting sounds, from percussion to wind and string.” – Pedro Reyes

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Peter Gronquist – Taxidermy

We’ve posted up Peter Gronquist‘s work because with his high-end fashion designer heavy artillery. The notion of weaponry and haute-couture seem to be a recurring theme and there’s definitely something so interesting and appropriate about it. In these sculptures he uses the antlers of the deceased animal to be a platform for the weaponry.

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