Giant 3-D Floating Gun Made Out Of Ping Pong Balls

May 14, 2013


This is the giant floating assault rifle artist Michael Murphy made by suspending black ping pong balls from the ceiling (it's actually like twenty feet deep -- more shots after the jump). SURPRISE, it's supposed to carry a powerful social message. And apparently not one about the scarcity of black ping pong balls like you might have guessed.

...Michael Murphy shares his latest work -- a giant gun made from black ping pong balls, which he designed to make a statement about what he sees as the fetishization of weapons in America by creating 'a giant fetish object.'

Historically, secret societies have used little black balls to indicate a "no" vote. In this installation, Murphy explains, the ping pong balls are 'like little votes against gun culture.' The large gun is 'designed to be beautiful and adored ... and I'm trying to show how inappropriate that is, on a massive scale.'

I know I can't speak for everyone, but I don't really have a weapon fetish (except for ninja swords and battle axes). No, my fetish is a lot more basic. Women. And not just any women either -- naked ones. That's what I fetish about. Plus, okay, I've been dabbling in the leather scene too.

Hit the jump for a several more shots which show just how far away the balls are from each other when viewed from different angels.





Thanks Jaucet, now I want to play beer pong. Pick up a case and head over.

  • NEC

    Amazing work by Michael Murphy

  • ImNoRobot

    "fetishization of weapons in America"
    We Americans prefer to have something to protect ourselves when a burglar breaks in. Because, you know, burglars are already breaking and entering; they are going to ignore gun control laws and bring a gun.

  • captaindash

    And burglaries are thwarted by home owners with military grade weapons how often? Besides, black balls are an obsession indeed. Just ask my gf. If you can find her. She ran off with a set of black balls.

  • Kenlin Bros

    I want to see it from all the angels!

  • Glorified version of a pellet gun

  • Closet Nerd

    As Rick James was always [just] sayin "Cocaine is a helluva drug"

  • ImNoRobot

    No one likes you
    .....jus sayin

  • Closet Nerd

    Your mom likes me, and 3 of my fingers
    .....just sayin

  • nancy

    One stiff breeze and... HOLY CRAP!

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