|Project by Eli Adamit||posted 05-13-2016 01:19 PM||1504 views||3 times favorited||16 comments|
The Turkish poet with a cat
Size 67 X 54 CM (26.8” X 21.6”)
Trees used: Maple, Tamarix, Dalbergia sisso, Eucalyptus, Propis Julifora – Yanbut – kind of Mesquite, Olive tree, Sandalwood, Mahogany, (1 unknown kind of wood, the gray one).
The inspiration for this intarsia was a marvelous photo which I took during my visit in Istanbul, I took it without knowing who the man is.
I published it at http://photo.net/gallery/ and got several comments. One of them was from Süleyman Uçar ”:)) his name is Huseyin Avni Dede, and he live in Istanbul, he is a poet .. nice shoot….” So, I decided to look after Mr. Huseyin Avni Dede in the Facebook. I didn’t find him but I found the group: “Photos from Sair Huseyin Avni Dede’nin Sevenleri -The Lovers of Poet Huseyin Avni Dede”, so I uploaded this picture to the group and told them this story and added that I am happy to share this picture with his lovers.
After few days I got a message on the Facebook from a professor in Istanbul University, he wrote to me as follows:
We were so happy because of the photo you forwarded. Also dede was so pleased because of this. he said me that to forward a poet to you …
to each his own problem
a man will crush a woman
another will rob a bank
a poet on the corner who’s lost all hope
tell me can he satisfy his hunger with books?
End of quote
-- Eli Adamit, Israel