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Grand Chain

Have you ever done country dancing? The Grand Chain is a set where you pass your partner on the left and the next dancer on the right, then left and right until you get back to your partner. Confused? Well, try doing it to fast music. Whenever I have danced it, the walk through would be all right, but the set has always gone wrong the first time it was danced with the music.

This carving captures the moment before the music is switched off. It was inspired by a doughnut shape log, completely hollow due to rot. The rot was a constant problem, as bits fell off figures causing a complete revamp from fat to thin person, and getting a clean final surface almost impossible.

John Adamson - Chain 1
Grand Chain
John Adamson - Chain 2
Grand Chain

John Adamson - Chain 3

























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