There are few things so polarizing in society today as the gun. Some view gun ownership as a venerated constitutional right, others see them as a sign of societies desensitization and demise. My work is purposefully ambiguous, letting viewers determine which side they fall. I prefer to create work that does makes people think and question.
My work is created by collecting .22 caliber brass shells retrieved from outdoor shooting ranges then recycling them in a found media piece. Images are created with shells, sorted by patina and glued according to their value on a board. By using brass bullet shells as a medium, images immediately evoke opinion and discussion.
Howard Fullmer a Professor of Art at Utah Valley University (Orem, UT). He holds an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts (Montpelier, VT) and a BFA in Illustration from Brigham Young University (Provo, UT).
Prior to his movement into Fine Arts, Fullmer was an active professional illustrator. His work has received international recognition by the Society of Illustrators and Communication Arts as well as many other awards and recognition. His work has been commissioned throughout the world by magazines and fortune 500 companies for advertising and corporate purposes.
Fullmer lives in Springville, Utah with his wife of 23 years and his three children. His work is carried by the Meyer Gallery in Park City, Utah and is in private collections though out the US and on both coasts.