The 50-kilo work has been displayed in México and Perú.
The security ministry has a program to destroy firearms and the art work was on display there Monday.
“A firearm is a latent danger in each home, in each family,” said Mario Zamora Codero, the minister. He was quoted in a ministry press release relating to the art work. He spoke of the death of children due to the misuse of guns and said it was necessary to exchange firearms for books or games.
From 2001, the ministry said that 22,535 firearms have been destroyed. Most are chopped up with electric saws, and it is some of these that the artist included in his work.
The art work will be displayed in the country’s museums and cultural centers, the ministry said.