Anna Randal for Art-Sheep
All images courtesy of Constantine Zlatev
The days of oil on canvas might not be over, but a modern way of living, definitely demands more modern ways of expressing.
San Francisco-based artist Constantine Zlatev, creates works of art made out of salvaged industrial scraps and outdated technology. The artist is fascinated by old and discarded technology that can be reused and transformed into art.
His work The Last Gun is a mechano-robotic flute built out of a disabled shotgun and salvaged industrial components. The installation graphically charts and then musically depicts the rise and fall of annual U.S. arms exports. The flute’s aural response is based upon a value judgment. It is programmed to play a somber melody for every rise in arms exports and an upbeat tune for every year the arms exports drop.