|Project by Eli Adamit||posted 06-01-2011 01:33 PM||3925 views||5 times favorited||23 comments|
Chinaberry tree. Stands at 56 CM hight (about 22’‘)
On top of the difficult to carve 3 dimensions – you need that the bodies will be in the correct proportion from 360 degrees points of view. It was difficult to carve out the waste between the bodies from one side without hurting the backside. So I need to carve from 3 different points. To explain myself I’ll show it with the photos attached here. The photos are numbered from left to right and top down – from 1 to 5. Photo No 1. I carved between her chest and his thigh – not too deep in order not to hurt her chest or his right thigh which were too far from the front of the sculpture. Then I carved a little bit from picture No. 3 point of view , between his elbow and her arm. Then I carved a little bit from picture No. 4 point of view , between his chest and her head and between his thigh and her chest. I did these steps several times. I was tense throughout the process and there was a sigh of relief when I found the meeting point of three-way carving. This experience reminds me my visit when I was a child in The Shiloach Tunnel at Jerusalem:
In 1880 the archeologist Conrad Schick’s discovered an ancient inscription engraved next to the southern outlet of Hezekiah’s Tunnel at the City of David (Jerusalem). The “Shiloah Inscription” describes the experience of the people who carved the final steps of the tunnel during the year 703 BC. One group starts to carve from the fountain outside the city wall and the other group starts to carve from inside the city towards the other group.
Since the inscription was written in Phoenician alphabet and I read it in ancient Hebrew so, I will present it here in a free translation to English: Carving the tunnel was finished and this is the story of the tunnel: while the quarrymen raise their axes those towards those, when they were only 1.3 meter far from each other, they heard one voice calls to his friend from group to group. Day which completed the tunnel beat a man for his friend quarrymen hack for hack. Flow Water from the origin to the pool over a 533 meter and the meeting point was the depth of 44 meter rock from the surface above the quarrymen head.
-- Eli Adamit, Israel