Art & Culture: Natalie Baxter’s “Warm Guns”

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This is just too funny not too share. I’m leaving all politics and opinions behind to see the humor, and so should you.

The artist Natalie Baxter has been busy growing her collection of firearms.

It’s just that they are all quilted.

She’s got a BA in Fine Art from the University of the South in Sewanee and a MFA from the University of Kentucky in 2012. Through video, photography and sculpture, her work deals with issues of home and place identity. Her most recent work, “Warm Gun”, applies the sewing skills she learned from her Appalachian grandmother to create soft sculpture guns. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

 

Below you can enjoy a selection of Baxter’s fluffy and colorful creations.

Take a deep breath and scroll down, it will be worth it (don’t forget to continue breathing).

 

-“Excuse me, do you have a Glock in store?”

-“Sorry sir, they’re all sold out. Would you be interested in our ‘Razzle Dazzle’ in fabric and polyfill instead?

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-“We’ve got some very nice rifles too. You interested?

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First date: -“Uhum, wonderful darling, but have you heard of Heckler & Koch’s Gray Room?”

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Perfect for countries and states where you’re not allowed to have your firearms hanging on the walls.

Pretty safe to, if you have small children they’ll always get a soft landing.

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No certificates, ITARs, background checks needed for this mighty collection. At least so far, no one knows what the future holds.

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In an interview with Art Zealous Baxter got the question how many guns she has.

-“I have around 200 guns – I started counting around 150. It is obsessive.”

Yes, I think we can all relate to that feeling, except I think most readers here will go for the real thing.

And, by definition, she’s a Hardcore Super Owner.

 

Below: Most items are already sold out. Reminds me of how difficult it can be to get hold of a lower sometimes.

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Below: I imagine this is some sort of .50 BMG, in need of Viagra.

Or perhaps it’s designed to shoot around corners? Or is it a dinosaur with a handle?

 

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Below: A selection of unique rifles. Just like Ceracoating you rifle, anything seems possible with these “Warm Guns” as well.

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I wonder what Al Capone would have said about this “Tammy Gun”?

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Below: I think that might be an AR Gold trigger. Note the tactical tassels on the barrel.

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Personally, I prefer the real thing, real firearms.

I you want to look less tactical or “warm”, just add some colors, patterns or pink.

A little pink is always a safe bet.

Hello Kitty below.

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Lady Kalashnikov

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RnR Shotgun below.

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These pants aren’t too tactical either.

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Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with an European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatic firearms, optics and sound suppressors.


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  • iksnilol

    Those pants will get you shot in Detroit… or any hood, really.

    • JSmath

      One might say you’d be taking a huge risk… a gamble, if you will, by wearing those pants in those places.

      I’ll see myself out.

      • iksnilol

        What, whut?

        I am bamboozled now.

    • poolla

      The ‘fancy pants defense’ is a well established in u.s law.

  • BeoBear

    I’ve never taken acid but I bet that’s what my gun safe would look like after a tab of the stuff. It’s an interesting idea and I hope she gets rich selling them. It actually works out well because anyone who pays the price of a real gun for limp pillow version made out of scrap fabric is probably too unstable to own the real thing.

  • Hoplopfheil

    Holy sh*t those prices.

    They really do look like the Heffalumps and Woozles of the gun world.

  • Graham2

    I bet some idiot would stop you getting on a plane with one!

  • Is the world truly ready for the DAKKA DAKIMAKURA?

    • Martin M

      DAKKA MACRAME?

  • Martin Grønsdal

    No picatinny?

    • Erik B

      Velrco = Qucik Attach

      • Martin Grønsdal

        Not tactical enough for me.

        • tsubaka

          miculek once duct tape a flashlight and a grip to his wife’s saiga 12g in a 3gun match,she finish 3rd anyway
          so “tacticool” is quite overused

  • LazyReader

    No offense to her sewing skills, but straight lines often involve the use of an invention called a “ruler”

    • Cozmolyne

      IMO the imperfections make it more charming.

    • Swarf

      No, her sewing skills are offensive.

      Sloppy and slap-dash and people are eating it up. She is clearly cranking these things out as fast as she can because anti-gun fetishists have latched on to them as the accessory of the moment.

      Make hay while the sun shines, lady. Skin the marks while they’re game.

      • John

        She’s laughing all the way to the Cayman Island account.

    • Martin M

      The lack of straight lines and odd proportions add to the ‘crafty’ ascetic.

      I think they look like colorful noodle guns.

      Irregardless, I wouldn’t own one.

  • Edeco

    The “In Ya Genes” nails the aesthetic of an H&R break action single shot.

  • M.M.D.C.

    I’m guessing the point is to somehow “de-masculinize” the firearms but Freud would have a field day with these things. It looks to me like our “artist” needs some good lovin’.

    And that pic with the dude hugging the flaccid rifle… Please, please, please never post anything like that again. Ever.

    • Edeco

      It shows stark contrast between the limp pillow and tightly stuffed briefs.

      • M.M.D.C.

        It’s certainly preferable to stark nudity. In this case.

    • Frank Grimes

      She looks like she doesn’t miss any meals so it’ll probably requires decent amount of booze, maybe we can start a GoFundMe to get her some Vitamin D.

      • Brett

        Who peed i your Cheerios?

        • Frank Grimes

          Her name was Candy, I met her on Craigslist.

          Best $15 I ever spent.

          • Brett

            Might want to get your money back.

  • Bigbigpoopi

    God there’s some good erection jokes there.

    Can’t think of any, sadly.

    • Lance Wysong

      I’m sure you’ll come up with one, who knows you may even get a rise!

  • noob

    hmm snipers wrap their rifles in camoflage scrim. would there be a market for fun gun-coozies for competition use?

  • claymore

    STUPID crap from a hipster lady.

  • Bill

    No more ridiculous than a lot of the stuff we buy. And I’m not at all surprised to find people getting all butt hurt about the supposed anti-gun aspect of freaking THROW PILLOWS.

  • MrBrassporkchop

    Looks like something a deranged grandma would sell on etsy.

  • Gus Butts

    I thought the main photo was from a new AR-15 offering from Taurus.

  • Jared A. Faber

    Happiness is… as they say.

  • They all need some cialis.

  • Squirreltakular

    Drop the price by 90% and I’d buy a few.

  • Anonymoose