Breakfast as Art
November 19, 2005 9:13 AM   Subscribe

Breakfast as art: Unbelievably intricate and ornate carved eggshells.
posted by Gator (13 comments total)
And don't for get this site:
posted by michaelonfs at 9:40 AM on November 19, 2005

OMG, just when I thought I'd seen every art form, after jonson's spectacular paper sculpture post, now this eggtraordinary one. Wish the bases for these eggceptional creations were more creative, although I like these for the Egg-Stacy creations. The emu egg sculptures are amazing lace cameos. Thanks for this surprisingly charming and beautiful eyeful Gator. By the way I enjoy the pic on your webpage and don't think it's "crappy" at all.
posted by nickyskye at 9:56 AM on November 19, 2005

i LOVE this, gator, thank you so much. Great post!
posted by jonson at 10:03 AM on November 19, 2005

I want one. And a paper sculpture.
posted by amro at 11:09 AM on November 19, 2005


More egging publications. Great FPP, thanks!
posted by Aknaton at 11:20 AM on November 19, 2005

Glad y'all like. :) My sister, who died several years ago, used to paint blown-out eggshells in wonderfully intricate patterns, and these lovely carved shells remind me of her talent. (Thanks for the additional links, michaelonfs and Aknaton.) Also, thanks for the compliment, nickyskye -- I guess this is one of my site's good days. The random picture pool is rather small and I sometimes fill it with truly crappy Photoshops or screwy shots of my surroundings.
posted by Gator at 11:32 AM on November 19, 2005

These are absolutely breathtaking. Thanks!
posted by arcticwoman at 12:09 PM on November 19, 2005

Carving eggshells! What a glorious idea. Thanks.
posted by Marit at 12:27 PM on November 19, 2005

Wow. Beautiful.
posted by snsranch at 3:36 PM on November 19, 2005

I saw something like this at an Ann Arbor art fair some years ago. I wish I could've afforded some of them. I fell into a conversation with the artist and when she told me how many hours it takes to make one (and she had shelves full) I thought "You need to raise your prices, lady." Some of them were really beautiful. I especially like the "egg as theme" ones where the actual egg is carved with egglike motifs.

That was on the first day of the fair. By the fourth, sure enough, she'd just about sold out.

And let's not forget pysanky.
posted by MiHail at 3:55 PM on November 19, 2005

More odd egg art from this August 2002 thread, although sadly, Pinky of Houston's amazing site is no more.
posted by mediareport at 6:09 PM on November 19, 2005

Dear Gator, so sorry to hear about your sister. What a lovely way to remember her. Your link inspired me to Google "egg art" and discover an entire world of egg artists.
posted by nickyskye at 8:34 PM on November 19, 2005

Really beautiful stuff, gator. And thanks to everyone for the additional links- a great post made even better.
posted by maryh at 10:00 PM on November 19, 2005

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