|Project by Eli Adamit||posted 06-22-2009 10:10 PM||2158 views||1 time favorited||26 comments|
Holy Scriptures Writer
This sculpture is made of wild wood from chinaberry tree, and stands at 29 CM. The wood is rather soft which makes it more difficult to carve, especially when working on such details as the fingers, eyes or the feather in his hand. The small scale adds another dimension to the difficulty. The image is of a Yemenite Jew who writes the Holy Scriptures on a parchment scroll using feather and ink. The writing on the scroll of the sculpture is created by scorching the wood.
The last picture is the photo which gave me the inspiration.
-- Eli Adamit, Israel