Gun Art: Linda Lighton’s ‘Taking Aim’ Series Explores Attraction And Repulsion Of Weapons

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With all that has occurred  with gun use in our society, it was refreshing to see this article on the work of Linda Lighton. The gallery has represented Linda’s ceramics for many years. She is know for her wit and edge, currently based in Kansas City, This review was just published on the Huffington Post.


As the gun control debate continues, artists who have been expressing their opinions on the controversial subject for years are letting their work do the talking.

One such artist is Linda Lighton, whose gun sculptures explore the attraction and repulsion Americans have toward weapons. Balancing notions of freedom, glamour, devotion and danger, Lighton presents guns not as pure vehicles of evil but as complex, alluring and frightening objects.  To read the entire review

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About ruthoffen

Created by, Ruth Offen the founder/director of WaterWorks Gallery, a gallery opened in 1985 to showcase contemporary artists and jewellers that live and work in the Pacific Northwest. The gallery is on an San Juan Island in the Salish Sea.[ North Puget Sound] Pretty amazing place. While continuing to curate the gallery after 33 years, I'm decided to spend more time enjoying life by traveling, creating art with photography and dancing tango. Over many decades of amassing a personal art collection, now the process of downsizing is becoming a reality. How do we have more with less? Staying true to the motto, unencumbered by our possessions and not burdening our children with our stuff. This next process will take patience and courage.
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1 Response to Gun Art: Linda Lighton’s ‘Taking Aim’ Series Explores Attraction And Repulsion Of Weapons

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