Hunting scene from Remington 12 shotgun by Wayne Cook

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I hesitated posting these, as guns in the last 10 years have been the center of controversy. These are a fine example of craftsmanship and machine work, but in a community of artists, it’s hard not to feel a shrinking back from exposure, lest my friends disapprove of my work, for the potential damage of their power.

I post them only as my photography warrants, and as pieces of fine metal work.

Thank you for coming to look at them. I will confess, as a teen, I was an avid shooter of targets. The one time, I killed an animal, it tore my heart out, as it was an innocent bird, who was singing its praises to its Creator. I can never get the image of that tiny fellow out of my mind, as it grasped the power line, tipping over and in the last gasp of life, dropped upside down to the ground, a victiim of a careless boy’s curiosity. God help me.


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  • tinhearts
    tinheartsover 5 years ago

    wayne that is a beauty!
    guns used to be such a special craft and collectible item created with quality and style.
    now the gun of today are different.
    you can see by this proudly polished keepsake it is a gem!
    great shot of the fine details for us wayne!

  • Thank you, Carol…i worked so hard on this image….Your comment is very kind :))

    – Wayne Cook

  • Anibal
    Anibalover 5 years ago

    HHHMMM Controversy? Really? Remember Wayne… a gun by itself does not go out and find the innocent victim and start firing all on its own. It is thru the hands of the operator/ owner of the gun that makes the choices that makes the decision of what lives or what dies… You found that out first hand. My heart did sink for you as your young boy hood curiosity got the best of you. We all as children have wondered about death…. you always remember the moment in your life when the actual permenint reality sets in about it. That what crosses from this world to the next… will never come back to this world again. But then we learn about another reality that comforts us after death,… The promise of eternal life for those who has accepted Jesus as there savior… but thats another story…:0))) great shot Wayne and description…

  • terezadelpilar~ art & architecture
    terezadelpilar...over 5 years ago

    You artistic sense of “chiaro-oscuro” is like a Rembrant painting.
    You did well on this series.
    ( I am looking at the photo, not at a gun, which I don´t like for the purpose it serves)

  • Wow, what a nice thing to say! And I agree with you, Tereza. I’ve never fogotten what I did as a youngster.

    – Wayne Cook

  • LeilaniMelayna
    LeilaniMelaynaabout 5 years ago

    This is a beautiful representation of a weapon!

  • BaZZuKa
    BaZZuKaover 4 years ago

    Beautiful piece of art … :))

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