It’s ironic. hundreds of years ago, Chinese alchemists discovered gunpowder working on research for eternal life. Shortly after, they discovered the powder produced explosions that could propel objects. It was very attractive to the military to design weapons. It fostered great ways to kill from a distance.
There is too much violence. Too many people killed with guns. My hope is that people will see my gunpowder art and photography. That they will share it with others. Perhaps they will discover that there is another use for gunpowder than killing. The amount of gunpowder I use is tiny compared to the amount produced. But the more I use, the less there is for killing people. With my art, I am striving to make the world a safer place. It is a great way to get up every morning. It keeps me motivated.