What if you spent every day looking for One Beautiful Thing?

From the Depths



While doing my research for yesterday’s Shark Week version of Etsomnia™, I came across a piece by Samil Demirel, A.K.A. Dadaatolye, and I knew he deserved his own post. This Turkish artist combines natural-edged wood with gorgeous tiny sculptures and water-hued resin to create frozen-in-time slices of underwater life that I think are going to stick with me for a long time. They’re a bit out of my budget, but I might need to save up for one. Now the challenge is how to choose?

I find it really incredible how much the raw-edged wood he uses so perfectly mimics the ocean floor. How did he ever think of that? I think they would make especially thoughtful gifts for divers. I love how his sculptures capture the peace and tranquility of the deep ocean. I really should have been a diver!

You can see all of the inspiring Dadaatoyle pieces by Samil Demirel in his Etsy shop and on Instagram.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

10 thoughts on “From the Depths

  1. What beautiful art/work. I agree the wood he uses really adds to the item. The combo makes them outstanding. Hal

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  2. Yes…Some of us should have taken up diving.

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  3. There is a lot of resin art out there, some of it pretty fabulous, but these are really elevated examples of that art form. I adore these. I am coveting more than Gollum.

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  4. They’re really quite creative, between the use of wood for rocky walls, interesting shapes, and setting up a scene visually. Oh resin…

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