WPTT Peace Dove
Labor and Love had the pleasure of working with the World Peace Through Technology Organization to bring their logo, a peace dove, to life. The dove is a mixed media sculpture designed to represent the ultimate transformation of deadly firearms into an age old symbolic gesture of peace.
The wings, tail feathers and head are handcrafted from 14 rifle and shotgun wood stocks and the body built from 5 rifle and shotgun steel barrels. Throughout the piece are 44 9mm and 4 twelve gauge shell casings. The underside of the wings reveal a soft emanating light. All firearms were sourced from local gun buybacks held by the Robby Poblete Foundation, where the public can drop off firearms with no questions asked.