Untitled (cruci-hammer and nail)

2017

Gold-plated bronze and wood

 

''The sculpture consists of two entities functioning in tandem. Bezzina’s sculpture is an object that marries a hammer with the Catholic symbol of the crucifix. As a result, it is neither a hammer nor a crucifix, or perhaps it is simultaneously both. Religion is reconfigured as a tool with aggressive undertones. The sculpture combines the sacred and the irreverent in a single space of meditation: the cruci-hammer hangs on a nail driven into a wall just as an ordinary hammer would be stored on a tool wall.''

http://homomelitensis.org/19-chapters/h-2/

HOMO MELITENSIS:

AN INCOMPLETE INVENTORY IN 19 CHAPTERS

Malta Pavilion | La Biennale di Venezia
Location: Arsenale, Venezia

© Aaron Bezzina 2018