Acquired directly from the artist
Roberto Visani is a multi-media artist residing in Brooklyn, New York, he is also a faculty at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He received an MFA from the University of Michigan in 1997 and a BFA from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 1994. In 1997, while in Ghana, West Africa he learned during the slave trade, guns were traded for people. These guns were subsequently used in tribal wars. Some guns however, Africans made themselves. The materials used, improvisational approach and spiritual process of the makers was an expression of empowerment.