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

Yoshiko Yap

Zeynel Abidin Öztürk, who has been performing as a visible arts trainer in Bayburt, northeastern Turkey, for 14 years, transforms goose eggs into pieces of artwork by embroidering motifs and paintings on them.



Zeynel Abidin Öztürk, a 40-yr-outdated visual arts trainer who transforms goose eggs into artwork, with a single of his parts, Bayburt, northeastern Turkey, Feb. 28, 2022. (AA Picture)

Öztürk’s talent went unnoticed throughout his primary faculty a long time when he commenced portray and carving under his father’s impact, a coppersmith.

To carve different motifs on eggs, he utilizes dental machines. “Egg carving is delicate. Soon after I pierce the egg and drain the liquid, I dry it and cleanse it. I get started the method by drawing the motifs. Since the egg has a fragile content, this process is very delicate. It involves careful work. I am particularly meticulous whilst carrying out this.” he stated.


Zeynel Abidin Öztürk working on a piece using dental equipment, Bayburt, northeastern Turkey, Feb. 28, 2022. (AA Photo)
Zeynel Abidin Öztürk performing on a piece working with dental machines, Bayburt, northeastern Turkey, Feb. 28, 2022. (AA Picture)

As he performs his art with fantastic treatment and endurance thanks to the tiny and perishable materials he performs on, he said that it will take four to five times to give the egg an aesthetic visual appearance.


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

Öztürk stated that he could accomplish two procedures, specifically carving and portray, on eggs.

“I generally use classic motifs in carving. I typically reproduce the functions of famed painters when portray. As folks are utilised to looking at the world’s most popular paintings on a flat floor, I needed them to expertise looking at it on a different surface area, on an egg.” he said. He gives a dynamic and dimensional overview for classical paintings on a globular surface.


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 Photograph)

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

Whilst supplying portray courses to his students, Öztürk practiced numerous handicraft strategies in his workshop these as wood burning and copper doing work.


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 Photograph)

Describing his enthusiasm for painting, 40-12 months-old Öztürk spends his spare time performing his artwork. “Being by yourself with eggs and painting even though doing work provides me fantastic satisfaction,” he explained.

Getting used two several years on egg carving and portray, he plans to open up an exhibition in the not-much too-distant future.

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