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Sculptures crafted from two-tons of destroyed guns will be on display at a reception Thursday at LAPD. It may not be your typical exhibition space, but it fits for artist Victor Hugo Zayas.

He spent five years working with police to get his hands on pieces of rifles and shotguns collected from the department’s Gun Buyback Program.

“I never thought I would ever work together with the LAPD, but this was sort of an accident, but in a way sort of a neat accident because they came from the LAPD,” he said. “They break them down, give to them to me and I think it would be appropriate to bring them back to them in a different form.”

Zayas said he built 17 sculptures and one is dedicated to a friend who was killed in gun violence.

Read more and see pictures at KPCC

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