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Club Kids - 2009 Black Box

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Collection Name: Black Box Series
Animal: Seals
Artist: Peter Calvesbert
Made In: England
Status: Limited Editions
Edition Size: 600
Carving Date: 2009
Release Date: 6/5/2009
In Store Date: 8/25/2009
Dimensions (Inches): 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5

S e c r e t s:
The 2009 Black Box, “Club Kids”, examines the practice of seal hunting. Every year, thousands of seals are “culled” to keep their population down. Meanwhile, the human population grows by over 200,000 a day. In typical Black Box fashion, Peter turns the tables and the seals now do the clubbing. Inscribed on the lid are the nations responsible for most seal killing: Canada, Russia, Norway, Greenland and Namibia. “Hakapik” is the traditional weapon used to dispatch a seal and is considered a very efficient tool. “Nov15 – May15” references Harp Seal hunting season. The interior shows a harp, because it is mostly Harp Seals that are culled and harps are connected to the place the seals will go. . . heaven.