What are Weapons of Light ?

The Weapons Of Light project began as a conceptual series of work representing peaceful solutions to complicated conflicts.

“Weapons of Light” are cast from the AK47 SMG. They are cast 1/1 size in clear resin. Each Weapon is unique and tinted differently keeping its transparent qualities. Each Weapon of Light is named after a virtue. These are positive “weapons”.

I choose the AK47 because of its iconic status. It is the ubiquitous weapon, it is everywhere. It is the preferred weapon of many militaries, militias, insurgents and jihadist. So it is seen in every great modern conflict. And because it is ever present in these conflicts I have decided to transform this weapon from a greasy indiscriminant killing tool into a transparent, luminescent object representing something of noble value, A weapon based in reason and illustrating restraint under provocation. A virtue.

Use your Weapons Of Light everyday, Defend the innocent, Feed the poor, Never lie.

Everything else will work out.

I promise.

Philip Lawson II, Author of Weapons of Light.