Hammer (2015), at fourteen feet long and four feet at its greatest width, sprawls, bends, and leans with anthropomorphic ease. I devised it to be an object-sculpture that represents a hammer. I recorded precise measurements of an actual hammer and drafted the proportional schematic with new measurements—multiplying the original size by sixteen.
Constructed entirely from textiles and stuffed with polyester fiberfill, the black and pastel blue hammer exterior is made from a combination of polyester fleece and vinyl. I hoped that Hammer would be humorous with its giant scale and sabotaged function. Through juxtaposition, it’s funny to imagine someone trying to use a huge, soft hammer on a tiny, hard nail.