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In 2014, I was invited to a sculpture workshop with the organization TellusArt near TellusArt Academy.

With finances from a JOY OF GIVING project (100 women give coins) I chose to build a long swing stand.

It was great fun working with Indian artisans - and the finish swing stand gave lots of fun.

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Drawings by Peter Varhelyi, were the starting point for the swing set project

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A visit to the blacksmith was a surprise - the iron was used, but not quite as agreed.
The drawing had inspired, but was obviously not unambiguous, the swings were too low ...
But after some talk, it turned out that they could change something and extend their legs about 1 meter.
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Here the swing stand is delivered.

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The seats are large, which is why there can be two children sitting on a swing - that is, 24 rocking children at once ...



















Most expensive components for the swing set were ball bearings - from Delhi.

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Swing with 12 swings

Building a Swing

Tellus-Art Academy...

A school in India, which is -the second part of a social art project 

Denmark - India and India - Denmark JOY OF GIVING ...


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This drawing by Peter Varhelyi, was the starting point for swing project  ...


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It was a good experience to negotiate with the local craftsmen around the construction of the swing


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This forging company would help us, and we negotiated to resolve -that they would give a portion of wages.


So were purchased iron, and I went with.

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There were some problems with the construction -but we reached an understanding, and I thanked in my mind
-that I have been so much with my father -and learned to think in practical solutions ....

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The parts were welded together -it stood straight and was leveled wery nice

But the pipes had some welded chips - there could destroy both the children's clothes and tear them .

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So they sharpened it nicely and the result being almost evenly

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It was great in the morning, to see the children's reaction when they saw the swing, still without swings ....


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Now, the final assembly, and the swing can be suspended
And that is time to get a swing before returning to Delhi and away from Kaliyanwala for this time.

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BUT lacking the proper screws

and we have to run without swing ....


A few hours later, these photos -and where it's just a good feeling.

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2016 marts


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