AR-15.com reports …
The shading was done by pouring gunpowder on the brass and lighting it up, with the darker areas being flashed subsequent times. The art is incredibly well done and the idea is pretty cool, but $40K cool?
A bit about the artist who live is Laguna Beach, CA:
“David Palmer, who is not a fan of guns, intends neither to glorify nor criticize gun use and ownership, but merely to point out its significance in culture and society.”
“Adapting his theme a little to include icons of gun culture and not just those who have met their demise by their use, Palmer just released “The Duke”, honoring western and war film icon John Wayne.”
Gun art does not usually appeal to me, but these do. Sadly, as usual, it is done by an artist trying to be edgy by delving into the dark arts of gun ownership, not a gun nut like you and me.
[ Many thanks to jdun1911 for emailing me the link. ]