Home Drone, Heather Layton
An 18-foot rhinestone-covered Predator drone replica, in all its glittering glory, was recently unveiled as part of a new art exhibit at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. “Home Drone” wants to push its audience to think about the consequences of deadly drone strikes — not in far-flung regions of the world, but in the US, in places like Massachusetts.
Heather Layton, the artist, hopes to foster a greater cultural understanding between the U.S. and Pakistan.
“If we can send missiles through the skies of an independent country with the explanation that we are only killing those who are planning to fight against us, what should prevent another country from sending unmanned aerial vehicles into United States airspace to kill those who might be planning to fight against them?” she asks.
See Heather Layton’s website here