Brexit gavel

The Brexit Gavel was a bespoke commission for the Dead Darlings Art Auction at Het Nieuw Institute in February 2019. The gavel is made of two interlocking pieces of wood – British Ash and European Ash. They are held together by a bridal joint – a marriage of material that only functions when both pieces are locked together in a tight bond. However, the two parts can be separated with great determination and brute force.

An added feature of the design is two identical brass inlays in the head of the gavel (the EU part) acting as candleholders for two black candles to light in commiseration for your Brexit day ceremony.