Visionary Artist Transforms Guns Into Something Very Different

Artist Pedro Reyes collaborative project empowers others to envision a future where weapons don’t kill.

They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore. Isaiah 2:4

When the Mexican government seized 6,700 guns from prominent crime rings, artist Pedro Reyes offered to take them. ‘Why,’ you ask? Well, Pedro had genius plan to change the very nature of those weapons! He and a group of local artisans managed to create a musical miracle so awesome, you’ll have to see it to believe it! Together, they utterly transformed what were once tools for killing, into radical life-giving works of art! Which leads to this question, what if we all chose to create rather than destroy?