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Antony 'H' Haylock knows how to have a little fun with art. His work centres around iconic, inanimate objects which, as he says, contain "the power to evoke an emotion, a memory, a visual time stamp." H's prints artfully blend high impact compositional technique with tongue-in-cheek wit to produce a very appealing aesthetic. The 'Defence of the Inanimate' series - inspired by a childhood book in which inanimate objects come to life - deftly showcases H's artistic approach, blending pop-art themes and styles with fine art skills and a penchant for word play. 'Defence of the Inanimate - Fuck It Bucket' was created as a response to emotional upheaval, visually manifesting the idea that, once in a while, we need to "just need to chuck [our problems] in the fuck it bucket and move on!" as H himself exclaims. H has produced an image of a beautiful blue and white enamel bucket, chipped and ageing against an off-white background. Juxtaposed against the bucket's chic aesthetic, H has scrawled the words 'Fuck It!' in blue, across the front. Bold, brash and fun, the piece is beautifully executed to maximum impact.