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United States of Ammunition
Help us get to all 50 states. Support The United States of Ammunition, a road trip and art tour to create and photograph bullet-casing art installations at sites of gun violence in each of the 50 states of the USA.
A Thousand Bullets Appear on My Doorstep
Announcing The United States of Ammunition, a road trip and art tour to create and photograph bullet-casing art installations at sites of gun violence in each of the 50 states of the USA.
We will gather and paint 30,000 bullet casings--representing the number of deaths annually caused by firearms in the U.S.--and travel with them to places where lives were lost to gun violence.
This national tour will end in Washington DC on the sidewalk in front of the U.S. Capitol building, where we will install a large-scale map of the United States using all 30,000 bullet casings.
Boise, Idaho. Near the site where a 19 year old woman was murdered. On average 3 women are shot and killed every day in the US by their partner. Women of color are disproportionately murdered in partner-related violence.
Tucson, Arizona. Inside the grocery store where six people were killed and 13 others were injured by gunfire during a mass murder and assassination attempt on US Representative Gabrielle Giffords in 2011.
Pendleton, Oregon. Site of a suicide by gunshot inside a car in 2017. Every year in the U.S. an estimated 22,000 people kill themselves with guns.
Las Vegas, Nevada. Site of the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history. Pictured are 1,100 casings, the number of rounds fired by the gunman, in 58 stacks, the number of victims killed. Hundreds more were injured.
Marysville, WA. Marysville Pilchuck High School, an hour south of the US-Canada border. In 2014 a 15 year old boy shot five students, killing four, and then killed himself. Since this shooting in 2014, there have been 255 school shootings
Nogales, Arizona at the US-Mexico border. Since the 1980s, dozens of migrants have been injured or killed by gun fire from US Border Patrol agents or from vigilantes. Increased border militarization and US immigration policy contributes to hundreds of migrants dying annually near the border, mostly from heat exposure and drowning.
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Our most recent photograph.
El Paso, Texas at the Walmart where 22 people were killed in a mass shooting.