Painted AK47 mounted onto large format digital Screaming Zebra print
Removed from DR Congo
Decommissioned AK47, Unknown origin
Size, each 185cm x 125cm
Screaming Zebras asks us to understand that even though a civil war can be over, the effects of conflict remain very real for years after. With huge numbers of small arms still filtering through the Congo, AK-47s are now in the hands of poachers meaning the Rangers employed to protect the wildlife must be heavily armed to ensure their own safety. These inevitable micro-battles are escalating the illegal trade of skins, rhino horn and ivory into a new, silent but nonetheless bloody conflict.
In the making of this piece two of the world’s most effective killing machines were destroyed.