The Turkish poet with a cat.

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Project by Eli Adamit posted 05-13-2016 01:19 PM 2164 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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).

290 pieces.

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 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

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#1 posted 05-13-2016 02:05 PM

Wow that’s some crazy detail work… Very nice

-- Floyd - Harrison Arkansas

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#2 posted 05-13-2016 02:24 PM

beautiful work!

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#3 posted 05-13-2016 02:36 PM

Really well done Eli, especially the cat.
Nice work with the end grain “oysters” as well.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#4 posted 05-13-2016 03:16 PM

That’s really impressive.

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#5 posted 05-13-2016 03:16 PM

Amazing project!!

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#6 posted 05-13-2016 07:12 PM

Unbelievable. Breathtaking.

-- Mark

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#7 posted 05-13-2016 07:33 PM

Eli, this is a beautiful piece of art.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 05-13-2016 11:28 PM

A great piece of art, Eli.

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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#9 posted 05-14-2016 02:58 AM

Such talent, great job.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#10 posted 05-14-2016 06:27 AM

Eli very very nice work

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#11 posted 05-14-2016 11:32 AM

Realy deserves this Daily top 3 title. This work of art has a soul.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 05-14-2016 01:51 PM

Nice job. Well done.


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#13 posted 05-15-2016 01:09 PM

Thank you friends, for your encouraging comments. I got the “Daily top 3” badge, thanks to you.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#14 posted 05-15-2016 06:05 PM

Wow! Eli, I am always so amazed with your art. I must agree with Ivan…this has soul.

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#15 posted 06-25-2016 03:55 PM

Very impressive artwork. You got talent

-- Amit B., Israel

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