Celtic Art

The Salmon of Knowledge - Cast Paper



  • Details
    The Salmon of Knowledge
    A Story From Irish Mythology
    Finegas was a poet but he knew the Salmon of Knowledge had all of the knowledge of the world, gained by eating the hazelnuts from the Seven Trees of Knowledge. Whoever first tasted the fish would gain that knowledge. After seven years of trying and a long struggle, Finegas finally caught the salmon. Tired from the Ordeal he had hidden pupal Fionn cook up the fish with the instructions not to even taste it. While Fionn was cooking, hot fat splattered his thumb and he sucked it to ease the pain. A rush of Knowledge came to him. Fionn Brought the fish to his master but Finegas could see the new wisdom in his eyes. Sadly Finegas told Fionn to finish the meal himself. Fionn went on to become a great warrior and poet. Whenever he needed it he could just suck his thumb and wisdom would come.

    The frame dimensions are 12" x 16" and 1" deep.

    Paper Casting
    Paper casting is to me the perfect medium. It allows me to use almost every skill set. A typical piece begins as a drawing or two. Then I sculpt it in wax. This is a long refining process and often the image sculpted is far different than the drawing. Then I build a dam around the wax and pour a rubber mold directly off the surface. A casting is made by pressing wet cotton pulp into the mold and extracting the water. Then I finish the surface.
    While every piece that emerges from the mold is about the same, no two are really painted the same. Maybe I would if I could, but the painting process is always in flux. I am always experimenting with ways of mixing colors or washes and hard edge or new pigments. I send about 75% of my time with the painted finishes.

    About Mat Options
    All Mats are acid-free and this work includes the mat of your choice. See the pictures above to select your mat. Your piece will be painted to best match your mat.

    Some samples have mat details added to them. If you would like mat detail like a notch please let me know in the order comments. Otherwise, I will assume you want a rectangular cut mat.

    About Frame Options
    The frame dimensions are 12" x 16" and 1" deep.

    Matted Only
    Just the acid-free mats - No Frame.

    Black Frames are matte black anodized aluminum frames.

    Designer Frame
    This is a great new framing option that we are now able to make available in select sizes. The beautiful wood look has been very popular at festivals and we are pleased to now offer it online as well. It is a larger frame at 1" wide and 1 5/8" deep.

    - Celtic art - Irish art - Gaelic - Ireland - Wisdom - bradán feasa - Irish Mythology
  • Shipping & Policies

    Shipping from United States

    All Order is the continental U.S. placed by 12/17 should arrive in time for Christmas.
    Each piece is hand made, hand-painted and there is a only 1 to 2 molds for each piece. These are not mass produced!! Please allow up to 7 days to ship, however in most cases items do ship in less than 3 days. If you need the item by a certain date please let me know and I will do everything I can to accommodate.

    Returns & Exchanges

    I gladly accept returns and exchanges

    Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

    Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

    I don't accept cancellations

    But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

    The following items can't be returned or exchanged

    Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

    • Custom or personalized orders
    • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
    • Digital downloads
    • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

    Returns and exchange details

    I guarantee complete satisfaction with every piece. In the rare event that something is not satisfactory please contact me and I will exchange or refund. I can only refund the original purchaser, I will only exchange items received as gifts. Items that have been shipped internationally or buyer error returns/exchanges will have a shipping charge.

  • Reviews

    Reviews (2)


    Can't say enough good things about Kevin's art. We have purchased from him multiple times, and will assuredly do so again. Top notch quality and creativity. They make great gifts.