Iraqis Turning Guns, Mortars into Works of Art

Iraqis Turning Guns, Mortars into Works of Art

machine-gun-art-dragonfly.jpgA dragonfly fashioned from a machine gun barrel and a rifle butt carved into the portrait of an ancient Egyptian queen are just a few of the works Iraqi artists are making from weapons of war.

Graduates of Baghdad University’s College of Fine Arts say the project they started late last year takes objects that have brought devastation to Iraq and uses them to create images of life and beauty. (Story w/ 3 photos of delicate artwork at Reuters)

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