Picking and Hunting
One of the biggest polluters of the environment is lead ammunition, used by shooters and fishermen using leaden weights. The author focused on picking bullets and lead near water areas and other sensitive places in the countryside. However, the picking of ammunition had a key importance to the artist as he could pay tribute to the countryside he lives in. He found his inspiration in an English article which dealt with environmental pollution caused by lead. According to a certain research, many British ponds contain 250 plummets to one square meter. The artist was used to working with lead before, but had never thought about working with lead which would be taken from the countryside and not only be able to create a completely new artistic object and at the same time to relieve his relationship with nature. He collected lead for more than half a year in three local areas. The next step was choosing the right shape for his new artistic object and the way it would be presented. Finally, he chose how represent and explore his concept with the material. After cleaning and obtaining pure lead, he stuck a wooden peg into the ground. After pulling it out, he poured molten lead into the formed hole. He dug out a cool piece of lead, and to his surprise it was created to an interesting shape. The whole process of cleaning and pouring was done in one of the collection places. He exhibited the whole object with a map, a text and folded posters with pictures which illustrated the whole process.