The renowned Gun Sculpture is returning home from a world tour after the two local artists who created the piece donated it to the city. The five-tonne sculpture, made from more than 7,000 deactivated guns, landmines and rounds of ammunition, had its debut at the old Edmonton Art Gallery in 2000. Artists Sandra Bromley and Wallis Kendal wanted to encourage viewers to consider the impact of violence and think about how to create a safer world. Since then, the piece has been featured at United Nations headquarters in New York, the Canadian pavilion at the World’s Fair in Hannover, Germany, and the centennial exhibition of the Nobel Peace Prize in Seoul, South Korea.

See the rest of the article on the Gun Sculpture  from June 14, 2011 Edmonton Journal.