Expelled from Paradise - גורשו מגן עדן

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Project by Eli Adamit posted 06-01-2011 01:33 PM 4272 views 5 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Chinaberry tree. Stands at 56 CM hight (about 22’‘)

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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

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#1 posted 06-01-2011 01:35 PM

Wow. Beautiful work.

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#2 posted 06-01-2011 01:44 PM

Great work and such detail. I looked at you other works and your are one great carver!! Thanks for sharing..Jim

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#3 posted 06-01-2011 02:38 PM

Very nice Carving!

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#4 posted 06-01-2011 03:14 PM

Nice Carvings, All of them, WOW !!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#5 posted 06-01-2011 03:45 PM

Another Beautiful Piece… Thank You for sharing it with us Sir.

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#6 posted 06-01-2011 03:56 PM

Good job

-- Elhan, Azerbaijan

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#7 posted 06-01-2011 05:23 PM

Very nice carving. Belly button and all.

-- Measure twice, cut once, bang into place

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#8 posted 06-01-2011 05:56 PM

Eli, this is a gorgeous carving. Carving is a talent that I have a great deal of admiration for those to whom it has been gifted. As always, it is an honor to have someone with your talent share creations such as this with the group.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#9 posted 06-01-2011 07:22 PM

this is such a great and unique project! great details.

-- Jorge Velez, Guadalajara, Mexico.

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#10 posted 06-01-2011 09:15 PM

Circumcised too what detail LOL a beauty of a carving if I say so myself . Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#11 posted 06-01-2011 09:19 PM

beautiful work. (although not physically accurate as brit was not performed yet ;) )

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#12 posted 06-01-2011 09:42 PM

Alistair, you scoundrel! ;) Outstanding carving. As a painter, I envy the ability of carvers to accurately capture human forms. It was a very difficult skill for me to develop in 2D. 3D? Forget it!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#13 posted 06-01-2011 10:49 PM

Wow….excellent detail…love the way the wood grain is running through the bodies…..wish I could get my body shapes in that detail…and proportion….

I use the rule of 4 – set up the carving….proportion the carving using the rule of 3….then for number 4…I carve the most exquisite out of proportion stick person…..LOL…thankfully, I am not the creator….or we would all look like paper dolls…

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#14 posted 06-02-2011 03:31 AM

Excellent carving. I didn’t know that Eve had a belly button :)

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#15 posted 06-02-2011 06:11 AM

Hey Eli, It’s really nice work.

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