The Whisper and its Meaning

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Project by Eli Adamit posted 06-29-2009 07:51 AM 2987 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Whisper and its Meaning – made from Indian sysam wood about 50CM height.
attached pictures of two sides.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#1 posted 06-29-2009 07:55 AM

Your work is always so inspiring Eli!

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#2 posted 06-29-2009 09:13 AM

Beautiful sculpture. Awesome.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 06-29-2009 03:43 PM

Dang you are good! A beautiful piece of art!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#4 posted 06-29-2009 04:46 PM

Most excellent work .

Thanks for sharing with us .

-- Not my woodworking

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#5 posted 06-29-2009 05:33 PM

Fantastic carving like all of your work

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#6 posted 06-29-2009 05:53 PM

just amazing. The surprise is a great component. Bravo

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 06-29-2009 05:59 PM

Golly… I can ”feel” the expression on her face! It seems so real…

Wonderful work!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#8 posted 06-30-2009 01:22 AM

Paul Newman/Joan Woodward? Nice piece. Thanks for posting.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#9 posted 06-30-2009 03:56 AM

really cool piece.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#10 posted 06-30-2009 08:29 AM

Thank you all for your comment. Gary (Bureaucrat), you caught me, In the origin, I didn’t meant to carve Paul Newman but during progress of the work I look for someone which his chin sticking out in order not to miss the effect of whispering so I took Paul Newman’s profile picture and did some more parts from his face.
After reading your comments MsDebbieP and Joe Lyddon, I got an idea and open a blog with the following question: I find out that different people have different interpretations. I think it will be fun to read our expression on what he whispered? What he meant? What she understood? Based on both sides pictures of the project
I invite you to associate us with your association.
Your friend

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#11 posted 07-28-2009 09:13 PM

neat concept i like it

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#12 posted 04-03-2012 01:49 PM

You really captured the idea of a couple in love that has been shared for a long time. No matter what age
does to them, they still remember the person that started this. Jerry Jeff Walker expressed this very nicely in “The Moon is still over her shoulder.”, and my beautiful lady still does this to me.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#13 posted 07-11-2015 08:01 AM

Too wonderful for words.

-- Mark

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#14 posted 07-04-2016 08:13 AM

I keep coming back to marvel, Eli. Such profound beauty and meaning. Tell me: Are they middle-aged people in love, each thinking that he/she has finally met the lover dreamt of, since youth? Or are they sharing a vision of kids they will produce? I know. It’s up to the viewer. I just wonder what the artist sees. If you don’t mind.

-- Mark

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#15 posted 07-04-2016 09:53 AM

Mark, thank you for your question. When I saw the position of a couple like what you see in this sculpture, I felt a lot of expression about their relationship, not one against the other but one behind the other – supporting, whispering something pleasant. she enjoyed the situation, she smiles about what she felt and heard. there is enough material for you the audience to think about, but I decided to give a clue about what they talked. Therefore I carved at her brain a boy with football and at his brain a girl dancing. still I left a range of interpretation for the audience to give their own interpretation. Each one gives his interpretation depend in which situation he is/was while he saw the sculpture. I didn’t limit my self to one interpretation and I don’t want to limit the audience. in this sculpture I started from a position which I saw. In the sculpture “A man lives within himself”, I started from a song which caught me.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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