Assault Writer by Alexander Weeks
The pen is definitely mightier than than the assault rifle, especially when it’s crafted to look exactly like one. Alexander created a wood and foam skeleton of the rifle that he subsequently adhered black and white pens, as well as colorful gel pens to really highlight the playful irony. The question Alex asks is with this piece is: “how effective is violence in bringing about change in the world?”, a concept he stabs home with several pens sticking outwards so the rifle is impossible to grasp, along with a sight that’s intentionally closed and no trigger to speak of. The perfect weapon or a perfect representation of man’s ability to shoot himself in the foot?