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SWELL Smalls Gallery 2023 Artwork – The Opposite of Chainsaw

You can have surprisingly interesting conversations with a 7 year old.
We were discussing opposites.
She’d say up, so I replied with down.
I’d say orange, she’d say blue.
But then she threw me for a loop by saying chainsaw.
I drew a blank.
What’s the opposite of chainsaw?

Followed closely by 
“But could I use a chainsaw to carve it?”

An idea born of nothing but conversations, curiosity and power tools.