K is for Killing

K is for Killing, Mixed Media on Cradled Wooden Panel, 9″ x 12″, $500.00

I was raised a pacifist with a knee jerk dislike of guns.  Still, I prefer ethical hunting to factory farming and think it unlikely that the majority of humans will become vegetarians any time soon.  So I don’t have a problem with guns for hunting game/animals. The gun above, however, was designed for hunting people.

As I researched the AK47 and created the preliminary sketches and then the painting, I began to admire the beauty and power of the thing.  When my 7-year-old first saw the finished painting, he crooned, “Mommy, it’s so beautiful.”

You can click on the link below to learn more about the AK-47.

A history of the AK-47, the gun that made history

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This is an undated file photo of former Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein firing an AK-47 in Iraq.
This is an undated file photo of former Iraqi ruler Saddam Hussein firing an AK-47 in Iraq. (AP)