Harm Less by Sonia Rentsch

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The old adage “Make love, not war” might be staring at a revision. Perhaps “make green, not war” might be more appropriate statement for Sonia Rentsch’s latest work, Harm Less. Indeed, the guns and firearms that Rentsch crafts out of fragments of foliage and other assemblages of plant parts are unsuited for any type of physical battle. A rosebud bullet is sure to deliver more joy than harm, especially when exiting from a stem-and-twig barrel. A spiky grenade might incite an explosion of laughter, while the vine-encased patterns of a handgun’s grip is more aesthetic than terrifying. If a good dose of Rentsch’s humor and a healthy appreciation for nature don’t make an antidote for violence, I don’t know what will.

via – Photography by Albert Comper

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Kimberly

Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

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