Felted Atomic Weapons: Most Incongruous Medium/Content Pairing Ever?

Well, this is... unexpected.
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Fat Man atomic bomb sculpture (Nifer Kilakila/Flickr)

Felt artist Nifer Kilakila has come up with the world's most incongruous medium/content pairing: felted atomic weapons. Also: felted guns, felted conventional bombs, felted hand grenades, felted revolvers, felted brass knuckles (the latter three in pink to boot). As she calls them, "Weapons of mass plushiness." I don't know quite what to make of them, but I do admire her handiwork.

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Little Boy atomic bomb sculpture (Nifer Kilakila/Flickr)


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"Love & Hate, triptych" (Nifer Kilakila/Flickr)


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The Anarchist Bomb (Nifer Kilakila/Flickr)


For more, check out her great Flickr page here and her site here.




H/t @wellerstein

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Rebecca J. Rosen is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where she oversees the Business Channel. She was previously an associate editor at The Wilson Quarterly.

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