Anti-violence: The Knotted Gun
Designed to look like a Colt Python 357 Magnum revolver, this bronze sculpture was originally created by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd as a tribute to John Lennon, after the former Beatle was shot and killed in 1980. Forty years later and it’s become a powerful symbol of The Non-Violence Project and cities around the world – from Cape Town to Beijing – have erected their own version. The original can be found outside United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Meanwhile, the iconic Knife Angel sculpture is crafted out of 100,000 knives that have been surrendered to police forces across England. The 8m tall structure stands peacefully over the town of Telford in Shropshire.