A man lives within himself.

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Project by Eli Adamit posted 06-24-2015 07:34 AM 2262 views 7 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was inspired by the song of Shalom Chanoch:

A man lives within himself
Within himself he lives.
Sometimes he is sad or bitter,
Sometimes he sings,
Sometimes he will open the door
to let a guest in
But mostly
Within himself he lives.

Thanks to the homeless in Tel Aviv who agreed to my request to join his table, when he passed from the bench to the cafe for a drink of beer. On his own initiative, he told me his life story involving serious criminal act and sitting in jail for quite a number of years. Then, I suggested to him to be the model for my next sculpting. He agreed to pose for a consideration equal to 2 liters of good beer.

Material: Scientific Name – Prosopis Juliflora, Kind of Mesquite, Nick name – Yanbut (in Hebrew – ינבוט ).
Length: 61 cm, Height: 32 cm, Width: 31 cm. (L 24.4”, H 12.8”, W 12.4”).

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#1 posted 06-24-2015 07:46 AM

Beautiful! great concept and work, thanks for sharing!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#3 posted 06-24-2015 08:06 AM

This is awesome! Can’t stop looking at it

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#4 posted 06-24-2015 08:16 AM

Been waiting for this since I heard the tale about the willing homeless… Exceeds every expectation.
Simply Stunning, so life-like.

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#5 posted 06-24-2015 08:44 AM

Lovely, really fine and full of thoughts.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#6 posted 06-24-2015 10:23 AM

A great theme and a very nicely done sculpture Eli.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 06-24-2015 01:30 PM

absolutely stunning – thanks for sharing the sculpture and the story

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#8 posted 06-24-2015 01:55 PM

Wonderful Carving

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#9 posted 06-24-2015 02:28 PM

Breathtaking !!!

-- Disclaimer: Author does not warrant the accuracy of the comments in this post including spell'n and frammer. I'm just another Dufus on a forum.

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#10 posted 06-24-2015 03:23 PM

Very nice… I love both the concept and the execution.

-- Thank God for sawdust... Ron. TX resident...

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#11 posted 06-24-2015 03:30 PM

You did a very nice job on this. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 06-24-2015 03:59 PM

Awesome. This one really speaks to me. Thank you for the piece and the story.

-- Don, -

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#13 posted 06-24-2015 06:39 PM

Very nice carving with great background! Thanks for sharing and congratulations on DT3.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#14 posted 06-24-2015 06:43 PM

Wow, great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#15 posted 06-24-2015 07:09 PM

A great work.I am amazed …wonderful carving .The best work I ever saw.thank you (EZRA)

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