Weapons seized by the L.A.P.D. sit in a property room before being destroyed.
An L.A.P.D. SWAT member guards the gun scrap while it is repeatedly checked to be sure there are no functioning guns or salvageable pieces.
Welding the pieces.
A close up of a revolver cylinder after it has been through the grinder. This image is not in the exhibit or book but I liked it so I included it here.
Sketch books and studies of L.A. painter and sculptor Victor Hugo Zayas
LAPD S.W.A.T. Teams take the weapons to an undisclosed location to be ground down.
Gun remains used to make sculptures, Artist Victor Hugo Zayas.
The first of several sculptures starts to take shape.
Bags of guns are loaded onto a conveyor belt to be destroyed.
Artist Victor Hugo Zayas receives the first shipment of the guns that have been ground down.
Inside cover of the catalog.
A massive magnet drops the gun metal into large barrels.
The sculpture begins to take shape.
Cover page of a catalog of Victor Hugo Zayas' amazing paintings and sculptures--now on display at the Laguna Art Museum. http://lagunaartmuseum.org/victorhugozayas
Gun GrindLAPDMi ObraVictor Hugo Zayas
From Violence Transformed Into Art - Victor Hugo Zayas Exhibition at the Laguna Art Museum