Consume or paint: Turkish visible arts trainer transforms eggs into art

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk, who has been doing the job as a visible arts teacher in Bayburt, northeastern Turkey, for 14 decades, transforms goose eggs into parts of artwork by embroidering motifs and paintings on them.



Zeynel Abidin Öztürk, a 40-12 months-old visual arts teacher who transforms goose eggs into artwork, with 1 of his items, Bayburt, northeastern Turkey, Feb. 28, 2022. (AA Image)

Öztürk’s talent went unnoticed in the course of his most important faculty many years when he started off painting and carving beneath his father’s affect, a coppersmith.

To carve various motifs on eggs, he uses dental products. “Egg carving is delicate. Following I pierce the egg and drain the liquid, I dry it and thoroughly clean it. I start the procedure by drawing the motifs. Considering the fact that the egg has a fragile materials, this method is pretty delicate. It involves careful do the job. I am very meticulous whilst undertaking this.” he explained.


Zeynel Abidin Öztürk working on a piece using dental equipment, Bayburt, northeastern Turkey, Feb. 28, 2022. (AA Photo)
Zeynel Abidin Öztürk doing work on a piece working with dental products, Bayburt, northeastern Turkey, Feb. 28, 2022. (AA Photograph)

As he performs his art with good care and patience due to the modest and perishable substance he functions on, he reported that it usually takes 4 to 5 times to give the egg an aesthetic visual appeal.


A piece from Zeynel Abidin Öztürk on display, Bayburt, northeastern Turkey, Feb. 28, 2022. (AA Photo)
A piece from Zeynel Abidin Öztürk on display, Bayburt, northeastern Turkey, Feb. 28, 2022. (AA Photograph)

Öztürk mentioned that he could execute two procedures, particularly carving and portray, on eggs.

“I mainly use common motifs in carving. I usually reproduce the performs of famous painters when portray. As people today are utilised to viewing the world’s most renowned paintings on a flat floor, I wanted them to expertise viewing it on a diverse surface, on an egg.” he explained. He features a dynamic and dimensional overview for classical paintings on a globular surface area.


Zeynel Abidin Öztürk's recreation of Van Gogh's Self-Portrait, Bayburt, northeastern Turkey, Feb. 28, 2022. (AA Photo)
Zeynel Abidin Öztürk’s recreation of Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait, Bayburt, northeastern Turkey, Feb. 28, 2022. (AA Photo)

He also highlights that egg carving and painting require utmost concentration.

Even though providing painting classes to his students, Öztürk practiced many handicraft methods in his workshop this kind of as wooden burning and copper performing.


Zeynel Abidin Öztürk's recreation of Van Gogh's Portrait of the Postman Joseph Roulin, Bayburt, northeastern Turkey, Feb. 28, 2022. (AA Photo)
Zeynel Abidin Öztürk’s recreation of Van Gogh’s Portrait of the Postman Joseph Roulin, Bayburt, northeastern Turkey, Feb. 28, 2022. (AA Image)

Detailing his passion for portray, 40-calendar year-outdated Öztürk spends his spare time accomplishing his art. “Becoming alone with eggs and portray even though performing presents me wonderful enjoyment,” he mentioned.

Obtaining spent two many years on egg carving and painting, he ideas to open up an exhibition in the not-too-distant future.

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