Gun Flutes with Pedro Reyes
Renowned Mexico City based artist Pedro Reyes has created a series flutes, produced from dismantled gun barrels in collaboration with The Welcome Project. A continuation in his practice of creating second generation instruments from dismantled guns, this series of flutes made from gun barrels is an edition of 17, specifically in response to the Parkland, Florida school shooting to honor the victims. This third Welcome Editions project debuted at the March for Our Lives event on March 24th, just before the speakers began. The edition of 17 was created specifically in response to the Parkland, Florida school shooting to honor the victims.
Born in Mexico City, Reyes is known for transforming existing problems into ideas for a better world. This series of flutes was designed by Reyes, produced by the Cincinnati-based Irish flute maker Dave Copley with custom carrying bags created by local refugee and immigrant women.
These flutes have been featured in the November 2018 Sculpture Magazine, performed at the 2018 ReUse Conference, and were a spotlight story in Cincinnati Magazine.
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