KALASHNIKOV II
KALASHNIKOV II

digital drawing, 30000×12600px, 493.5 MB, 68 layers ©2015 Roz Dimon

JUST FOR FUN II
JUST FOR FUN II

digital drawing, 21600px x 12000px, 675 MB, 90 layers ©2015 Roz Dimon

S&W SPOOKY SNUB-NOSE
S&W SPOOKY SNUB-NOSE

digital drawing, 19500 × 15000px, 477 MB, 69 layers, ©2015 Roz Dimon

I'M AFRAID OF THE RAINBOW LINCOLN
I'M AFRAID OF THE RAINBOW LINCOLN

digital drawing, 30000px x 23400px, 683 MB, 99 layers ©2015 Roz Dimon

DON'T MAKE ME SHOOT YOU JESSE
DON'T MAKE ME SHOOT YOU JESSE

digital drawing, 21000 × 10500, 451 MB, 65 layers [the gun that shot Jesse James] ©2015 Roz Dimon

LITTLE DOUBLE D FOR THE GALS
LITTLE DOUBLE D FOR THE GALS

digital drawing, 15000px x 24000px, 415 MB, 40 layers

HAPPY DOWN, WHO'S PRAYIN' FOR ME?
HAPPY DOWN, WHO'S PRAYIN' FOR ME?

digital drawing, 27000×19500px, 56 layers ©2015 Roz Dimon

STEPHEN'S SMALL LOVABLE
STEPHEN'S SMALL LOVABLE

digital drawing, 9000px x 15000px, 386 MB, 41 layers ©2015 Roz Dimon

BERSA .22 ARGENTINA FOR W.
BERSA .22 ARGENTINA FOR W.

digital drawing, 22500×16500px, 473 MB, 78 layers ©2015 Roz Dimon

RUGER LCRx
RUGER LCRx

digital drawing, 22500×18000px, 277 MB, 45 layers ©2015 Roz Dimon

S&W (CAN'T FIND YEATS NOR SON) .38
S&W (CAN'T FIND YEATS NOR SON) .38

digital drawing, 30000 × 18000, 540.9 MB, 67 layers ©2015 Roz Dimon

Liquid Evil London TIckler
Liquid Evil London TIckler

2015, digital drawing, 1,090,995,595 bytes (1.09 GB on disk), 96 layers ©2015 Roz Dimon

GUNS

Catalog introduction by Gail Levin.

ARTIST'S STATEMENT:

 

My first image that included guns was painted over thirty years ago in a series from my early days in Atlanta, GA titled "STOP OR I'LL SHOOT." They have continued to pop up in my work over the years in pieces which examine American culture, our tools and icons -- in both medium and message. 

 

The recent series evolves directly from a prior series ARTIFACTS II where brilliantly man-made tools  like the common safety pin hold a strange paradox - where a lovely pin used to mend and hold things together might also be used to prick, to harm. 

 

Guns while menacing, powerful and lethal are also paradoxically beautifully designed objects -- part of our history and culture. There are guns and weapons in many major museum collections  -- they are part of humanity's evolving story.