If I had a hammer, 2003
light jet print from Polaroid original
100 x 80 cm
Edition of 15 + 1 AP

Taking its name from Peter, Paul and Mary's Grammy-winning cover of the song ‘If I Had a Hammer’ (released in July 1962), Deacon has photographed a ceramic garden statue of an Aboriginal woman, which she has dressed in a white fur coat standing next to a hammer on a chair. The song the image takes its name from was originally written as an anthem for the Labor Movement, and features images of blue-collar workers with hammers and bells as a rallying call for justice and equality. 

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