Petaluma artist John Ton was hiking when he noticed the area was littered with ammunition casings left by hunters. He thought about recycling them, but then came up the idea of turning them into works of art. Ton calls them “ammosaics.”
Brass, lead, copper and steel can produce an array of colors. Ton, who is owner of the Petaluma Sign Co., also travels around painting murals. He’s scheduled to do a large scale mural of Booker T. Washington at a community services center in San Francisco.