This work is typical of Pollard’s playful exploration of materials and notions of concealment and artifice, which in turn question the status of the object. On initial inspection the two ‘stick’ figures appear to be constructed from fragments of ordinary graphite pencils, stuck together with blue-tack. In a Futurist-inspired capture of movement, one figure appears to have punched the other, bending it backwards. The figures are, however, cast in bronze and precisely painted to resemble the Staedtler pencils they masquerade as. Originally the figures were made of plaster but the artist decided to re-cast them in bronze to ensure their longevity.