John Adamson- Tree Sculptor
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Darby & Joan - Misericord
Pitch Pine - Height 12 inches
I exhibited this carving as part of the Yorkshire Sculptors Group show 'Within the Sublime' in York Minster 18/7/05 to 2/9/05. The brief was something to fit the title and setting.
A Misericord is ' a ledge projecting from the underside of the hinged seat of a choir stall in a church on which the occupant can support themself while standing' Collins English Dictionary.
As in normal use these carvings were not seen, the workmen were allowed to choose the subject and they made free with this liberty. They were often irreligious, even scurrilous subjects poking fun at those in authority. I hope that mine follows in this tradition and pokes fun at the normal interpretation of Darby and Joan being a loving couple