Magda Sayeg Makes Art, Not War, in Support of Non-Violence
Four years ago, yarn bomber Magda Sayeg visited Malmö, Sweden as a participating artist of Artscape 2014. She covered Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd‘s famous “Non-Violence” sculpture with yarn, and the results still reverberate around the world today. Reuterswärd created this over-sized revolver with a knotted barrel and the muzzle pointing upwards as a response to the shooting of his friend, John Lennon. Today the sculpture is a symbol of The Non-Violence Project, and currently there are 22 copies of the sculpture around the world, twelve of them are in Sweden!
Hat tip: Women’s Art
Credit: Bottom photo by Maria Eklind.