name: Croce Martello
client: Secondome gallery
date: april 2023
project assistant: Luca Madonini
photo credits: Serena Eller
Wooden handle and bronze head meet to create an object with a dual nature. What is originally a traditional carpenter’s hammer takes on the appearance of a cross, combining the practicality of an everyday object with the symbolic function of the cross.
With the same tool it is possible to drive a nail into a wall, and then hang the cross/hammer onto a wall, ready in waiting for its next use.