- Dismantled hand gun, silver, brass, acrylic glass, copper
- Box: 8L x 2H x 4D
- Gun Piece: 6L x 1.5H x 1.25D inches
Humans are most venerable and innocent when children. “An estimated 4.6 million children live in homes with at least one unlocked and loaded gun — and most children know where these guns are kept”.
My piece Curiosity, is discussing the dangers of children living in homes without proper gun safety precautions. The single bullet in the cylinder could destroy families and devastate communities.
Let’s capture happy moments of prospering life and opportunities not crime scenes and torn apart futures.
“ PROTECT CHILDREN NOT GUNS 2019.” PROTECT CHILDREN NOT GUNS 2019. Children’s Defense Fund, 2019. https://www.childrensdefense.org/policy/resources/.
NOTE: all data used for this project was collected through the Children’s Defense Fund.
"RIC alumni, Lauren DelBrocco’s Curiosity is a different and remarkable approach offering the viewer the unusual occasion to physically engage with the artwork. On the glossy black box housing the object are the engraved words, “[a]n estimated 4.6 million children live in homes with at least one unlocked and loaded gun and most children know where these guns are kept.” Referring to the work, DelBrocco says “Look through the eye lens, down the gun barrel. | Hold the piece up towards the light. | Slide open the aperture lever. | Spin cylinder. | 1 of the 5 cylinder slots is a bullet.” As one holds the work up to the light staring down the barrel it becomes an elegant kaleidoscope."