Liberty Cannon

Liberty Cannon

This cannon was a joint collaboration effort between myself and a local potter. Several years ago while listening to Glenn Beck on the radio, we decided to produce a cannon and eventually named it “Liberty Cannon.” I had been preparing to storm my hometown of Washington DC for a first ever protest on 9-12-09. You see, my Liberties were and are still being trampled on.
During the research process, I discovered the age-old tradition of naming cannons. Years ago these cannons were manned in the gun bays of clipper ships and gun boats by the generations of fathers and sons who worked them. The mold that was used to cast this stovepipe came from an actual bronze cannon that was used around the Great Lakes region in our young country during the 1700’s. Its name was “The Murder;” not very politically correct, as it mentions its purpose. Nobody gets a trophy.
The cannon is ceramic, painted with rust, built on a carriage then lowered into the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico during barnacle season (which occurs once a year for two months). It is laden with barnacles and sold to our northern visitors during tourist season.
This is “Liberty Cannon”.image

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