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Angel of Death

By Philip_H
'The Knife Angel', Kingston upon Hull.

'The Knife Angel' is a touring sculpture and a national monument against violence and aggression. It aims to show the impact knife crime has on people's lives.

The 27-foot (8m) high sculpture is made up of more than 100,000 weapons, which were collected from knife banks from across the country and disinfected and blunted to create the sculpture. The sculpture was created by artist Alfie Bradley at the British Ironwork Centre in Oswestry, Shropshire.

Tags: Photo journalism Hull Kingston upon hull Knifes Knife crime Angel of death british ironwork centre The Knife Angel Knife Angel Alfie Bradley National monument against violence and aggression

Voters: mike9005, mrswoolybill, bobpaige1 and 34 more

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mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2395 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2019 1:16PM
Thought provoking, and disturbing.
6 Feb 2019 1:50PM
Chilling figures reveal horrific extent of knife crime epidemic
PhilT2 Plus
11 536 31 England
6 Feb 2019 2:16PM
Saw this on the news a few days ago. This image shows just what an impressive piece of work it really is. The news images did it no justice at all. Excellent shot and narrative
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2019 2:48PM
Out of this world... Excellent content and message...
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.7k 158 England
6 Feb 2019 3:11PM
taggart Plus
16 47 14 United States
6 Feb 2019 5:29PM
An amazing idea and resulting sculpture--- Good use od found materials!
6 Feb 2019 6:30PM
A chilling photo ...kudos to you though it is very sharp !
Sorry ...I couldn’ t resist Phil
Cheers Walt
pamelajean Plus
15 1.5k 2211 United Kingdom
6 Feb 2019 9:46PM
This is pretty scarey in more ways than one.
A sign of the times that we live in we seem to be going backwards rather than forwards great image and a thought provoking sculpture.


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