Back in time #1
So I dip briefly into the past. I plan to select and feature thoughts about an older artwork somewhat randomly, to see what it evokes for now, years later. Since I will browse my images, I will pick something that resonates at that moment, in hope that I will have something to say about it :-)
This is a painted hollow duck or goose egg, about 3.5″ in length, completed about 5 or 6 years ago. I created a series of eggs at that time, and have never shown most of them.
The hand is up & alert, but is this a warding off gesture or a sign of alarm? The figure is loosely depicted and could be a child or an adult. The curves make it seem female. It is hurt or despairing… the circle could be a nest, or it could be a prison.Yet the egg is protective and implies safety. Somehow I love the wonky fingers!
The eggs in the series are duck, goose, chicken, and even a smaller banty egg. Some are hollow, some filled, and a few are cast “eggs” made of cement. I carved a couple of the cast eggs before the cement was fully cured. I still have an unpainted ostrich egg I look forward to painting!
I used a several different media and techniques on these eggs. Many are on display in my studio, but some of the smaller more delicate eggs are put away.