Gun coffin art – The jig is up Tenifer

When I found this picture on flickr, at first I was not sure what I was looking at:


Coffin made of crushed, rusty guns at Artomatic 2009, at 55 M Street SE, in Washington, DC.

Guns will not solve your problems, but they will kill you or someone close to you; a loved one or an enemy. The Gun Coffin ” Death on the NRA installment plan” is made of over 125 destroyed guns turned in by people who choose to no longer keep a gun close. ” The ribbon” is made of ammunition casings, one for each US soldier killed in Iraq at the time of the London Tube bombing.


It’s clear that there are indeed gun parts which make up this piece of art, but my devastation didn’t set in until I clicked on the bigger version of the picture and saw this:


Zooming in some more and cropping…


It appears the Tenifer isn’t doing its job ;)

In all likelihood, the slides could have been heavily sand blasted to keep the “metal” theme going.

Artist: John Ricker
Location: Brentwood, MD

Judging by his website he is EXTREMELY anti-gun.


2 responses to “Gun coffin art – The jig is up Tenifer”

  1. Wow, this is amazing … thanks for the post!!

    Probably Artomatic’s first mention in a full time gun publication. Incredible.

    Tons more pics from Artomatic at

    Thanks again,

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      Admin (Mike)

      No problem Eric. I’m always looking for interesting new gun related items, including art!