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Chinese contemporary artist Li Hongbo (previously featured here) has created a dazzling large-scale installation entitled Irons for the Ages, Flowers for the Day at the SCAD Museum of Art in Savannah, GA. To create this site-specific piece Hongo used thousands of pieces of colorful, gun-shaped paper bound together with honeycomb layers of adhesive to create a solid, yet malleable structure that he could stretch and twist throughout the gallery space.

“Close up, the bright shapes align themselves like an undulating, flowery rainbow; step back, however, and you’ll see that together the shapes amass into the greater form of guns and artillery. In a surprising clash of innocent colors and delicate paper with the brutality of war, Hongbo produces a curious (and potentially deceitful) optimism for deadly weapons.”

Irons for the Ages, Flowers for the Day is on exhibition at SCAD Museum of Art through January 24, 2016. Visit the SCAD website to learn more about this stunning installation.

[via Beautiful/Decay and designboom]