The Silent Killer is a deconstruction project representing the grim reality of the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. A three-piece table setting was repurposed to create a visually and emotionally look into the world of one’s solitary confinement.
During the making of this piece Chad wanted to incorporate as many elements of home as possible. A dining room table was shortened to provide just enough elevation to separate the scene from the floor in which the viewer stands. A deconstructed chair was repurposed into an AR 15 riffle. Three shell casings from the same chair eject from the weapon as if it was fired at the precise time the viewers eye identifies the weapon. The picture frame made from parts of a chair holds a 35mm photo developed in a darkroom. The photo a graveyard is a reminder of how PTSD can change one’s perspective on life. The hand stitched patch being the only bright color give the sculpture a homey feel while at the same time emphasizing the struggles of PTSD. The beer bottles and bottle caps are carved from what used to be the table legs.