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The subject of abuse is dealt with by San Minn in his continuing work using weapons, particularly guns, as a talking point. In 2009, triggered by the ‘Target’ paintings of James Rosenquist, San Minn began to use the gun icon in various ways – both as a metaphor for violence and abuse, and also as a metaphor for the politics of making personal choices and the consequences these have on others.
This series has been continued and expanded, being exhibited at Fukuoka Asian Art Museum’s ‘Freedom in Blossom’ exhibition (2012 – 2013).