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Video: Former Soldier Uses Art As A Weapon

Artist transforms AK-47s into symbols of peace.

Former British soldier and artist Bran Symondson takes decommissioned AK-47s and transforms them into symbols of peace. 

You might know his name from the news. Last year, his art pieces were stopped from entering the U.S. by customs at a Houston airport.

This story appeared on Arts InSight, airing Friday nights at 8:30 on Houston Public Media TV 8.


Tomeka Weatherspoon

Tomeka Weatherspoon


Tomeka Weatherspoon is an Emmy-award winning producer. She produces segments, the weekly television program Arts InSight, the short film showcase The Territory and a forthcoming digital series on innovation. Originally from the Midwest, Tomeka studied convergence journalism from the world’s first journalism school at the University of Missouri. She has...

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