Distrust by Nancy Lowe

Distrust by Nancy Lowe

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Encaustic and 9mm brass shell casings (once-fired by civilians and law enforcement) on 12”x12” board.


Even the ancient Greeks understood that an armed citizenry is the best defense against tyranny. This work was created for, and accepted into, a specific juried show. It uses non-spaced, simple braille to spell out a quote by Aristotle: “Both Oligarch and Tyrant mistrust the people, and therefore deprive them of arms”.

Proving that pro-freedom artists are still the underdogs in the art community, this work has caused responses that range from flared-nostril, contemptuous attacks to drive-by whispers of admiration.

Distrust - Detail 1

Distrust – Detail 1










Distrust - Detail 2

Distrust – Detail 2
























Nancy Lowe is an encaustic artist whose main body of work is dedicated to the defense of the Second Amendment. Her works include spent shell casings donated by law enforcement organizations.


1 Comment

  1. Richard wobbe

    Thank you for including a discription of this piece. So important!

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