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My “Guns into Flowers” art installation that was installed on March 16 at South Natomas Community Center Park is starting to bloom. This art installation was created with the participation of art students at Natomas Charter School Academy of Performing and Fine Arts in Sacramento, CA. The installation consists of a handmade paper quilt with a gun motif pattern with seeds for wildflowers in the pulp. The art project raises awareness about gun violence and transforms the “guns” into flowers.

These photos show the first flowers starting to bloom. The weather has been very cooperative in Sacramento this Spring, and the plants are growing fast.  We have even had some rare rain storms in May.  These photos were taken on Friday, March 17 by Timothy S. Allen (http://allentimphotos2.wordpress.com)
Keep checking this Blog for more photos as the installation continues to change and the handmade paper “guns” transform into living blooming flowers.

A big thank you to the art teachers as Natomas Charter School, Jim Vetter and Chelsea Greninger, and to all the art students at the school who helped to make the quilt squares and borders for this project that I did during a three-weeks artist in residency at the school from Feb. 25 to March 17, 2019.