This collection is close to Bran's heart and really gives you an insight into his ethos as an artist.
During Bran's tour with the special forces in Afghanistan, he was inspired by how Afghan soldiers & the Afghan National Police decorate their AK-47s with flowers and stickers, this inspired him to take the most iconic and devastating weapon in the world and disarm it by giving it a new identity.
Bran sees these weapons as a blank canvas, transforming the weapon from fear and loathing to beauty and intrigue.
Taking AK-47s from conflict zones, Bran makes handmade clear AK-47 bullets which are then filled with symbolic fillings to create the narrative of the art piece.
Some AK-47s are embellished in real butterflies which are ethically soured by professional lepidopterist/butterfly farms. Some AK-47s are embellished in cut-out American dollar bills.
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