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Slow Dance

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Animal: Turtles

Artist: Peter Calvesbert

Made In: England

Status: Retired

Carving Date: 2000

Release Date: 12/15/2000

In Store Date: 3/15/2001

Retirement Date: 10/19/2003

Edition Size: 6986

Dimensions (Inches): 2.25 x 2 x 3.5


Secrets:  A mere two hours before the carving demonstration at Clair de Lune Convention 2000, Harmony Kingdom’s second multi-day convention held in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, Peter still had no idea what he would carve. As he wandered around the marina, inspiration struck when he sighted his first snapping turtle. The turtles on “Slow Dance” are kitted out in Roaring Twenties style to commemorate the convention’s 1920’s theme and swing dance competition. The lady looks elegant in her plume and feather boa, but her long necklace seems to have come undone. Pearls roll underfoot along with the key to room 664 – the room Peter shared with Adam Binder at the event. The gent sloshes his drink on his dance partner while Peter’s signature mouse hides out in a hole in his hat. The turtles on Version 1 have competition numbers pinned to their backs: “1” on the male and “22” on the female. Prior to the convention, Peter attended a history-making New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox game where the Red Sox suffered their largest ever defeat (22-1). The interior of Version 1 portrays a baby turtle and more loose pearls. The competition numbers are removed from Version Infinity, and the interior is a close up of a snapping turtle’s face.