• THE TOY GUN PROJECT UPDATEPosted on April 3, 2023

    After collecting hundreds of toy guns, we had to break them down into pieces that could transform into some sort of community artwork. Over the course of several months, we have attacked them with saws, hammers, pliers, heat guns and a steamroller. Once the toy gun parts were small enough, each piece had to be drilled with holes to allow them to be attached to a Latch Hook Canvas background.

    In the course of this long process, I have had to handle more plastic and learn more about it than I ever wanted to. The majority of plastic toys are made from polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinycloride, polystyrene, polycarbonate and polyester. All of these "polys" are useful, versatile and attractive for toys because plastic is almost INDESTRUCTIBLE!  But the wonderful benefits of plastics are also its dark side. Every piece in this little video is material that came out of an oil well and is now out in the world forever.