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Firkin Hell from Harmony Kingdom

Firkin Hell from Harmony Kingdom
Firkin Hell from Harmony Kingdom

Set for delivery this week (25th April) is Firkin Hell the latest release from Harmony Kingdom UK. Once again the piece has been created by Master Carver Peter Calvesbert and features a number of armed fish in a barrel.

Below is an explanation of the piece:

Reviewing the passing of time, it appears even the simplest of tasks seems to get harder, such as getting out of bed, putting on socks or remembering – well – anything really. This got me thinking about what is still easy. ‘Shooting fish in a barrel’ is supposedly the epitome of an easy task, not that I’ve ever tried of course! But a Treasure Jest had started to form in my mind and Firkin Hell was born.

However, as you will see, my fish are not to be used for target practise and are not to be messed with. Mine are armed to the teeth (well, lips) and are a pretty formidable force.

The name of this piece came to me when I was searching the internet for things relating to wooden barrels for inspiration. A firkin is ‘a small barrel formerly used for liquids, butter or fish’. Perfect!

For more information visit Harmony Kingdom UK.