In this piece the material is directly contrasting the function of the object, a hammer. The softness of the crochet, as well as the scale of the piece, renders the hammer, as a tool, completely useless in fulfilling its purpose. It also holds an underlying theme of gender dynamics; the crochet, typically a very feminine craft, has created a tool which historically has been associated with more masculine orientated work; again, adding to the juxtaposition within this work.
Daisy Dickens is a third year Art and Psychology student at the University of Reading. She is particularly interested in the materiality of sculpture, often contrasting this against functionality, in some interesting and unexpected ways. You can find more of her work on instagram: @d_aisart