In this optical illusion-type work titled “Damage”, artist Michael Murphy paints 1,200 ping pong balls black and then suspends them from a height. The installation snaps into place when viewed from just the right spot, cleverly engages not just the audience sight but also their perception towards gun laws in America.
As the visitor walks around the suspended ping pong balls, the gun completely disappears, forming a chaos of tiny particles.
“It reminds me of the lives taken by gun violence,” the artist solemnly states.
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