Neeme Külm



This blacksmith’s nail made of wood could be free of metaphors, without the mythological-religious patina and clearly understandable even to the country folk. What is here to mythologise? A nail is a nail, and a necessary construction material as such! Nevertheless, it still carries meanings and references: it leads our thoughts to the fact that avoiding metal in all exhibits may be intentional. Metal is cold, sharp, associating with weapons. In this space everything is the opposite: soft, warm and suggesting the touch of a human hand, not a blacksmith’s hammer. But even the crafts made with best intentions are not as innocent as they may seem, and even a nail made of soft and friendly wooden material can hurt the wall. Especially when there is no practical need to pound it into the wall. Thus, another painfully throbbing “wound” made by a friendly hand.