A hammer nailed down.
Did the nails nail down the hammer to stop the hammer hitting nails?
The image can be seen as a metaphor about overthrowing tyranny.
The hammer is a metaphor for a tyrant (perhaps), or at least an oppressive force or feared presence.
The hammer seems to have been attacked by nails, perhaps because hammers normally ‘attack’ (or at least hit) nails.
Are the nails there to stop the hammer hitting more nails and thus committing more violence?
Or was the hammer nailled down by another hammer?
The hammer is leaking blood in a rather surreal and gruesome way.
A cartoon about violence, revenge, surrealism, dada, tools, crime, motives.