Thoughts and images from an eccentric and somewhat reclusive artist
Thursday, January 8, 2015
The Incredible Inedible Egg
I shared before, I have discovered a love of working with mixed
media. I am especially interested in using materials that are out of
context. My friends who know me also know that you never know quite
what to expect from my artwork.
school, I made a full-size corset of old metal screen, wire, and
nails to illustrate the concept of relationships and pain.
then inspired me to work on plans for an “Egg Project.” I have several pages of plans and ideas in a sketchbook. I want to create eggs
with materials that are unusual, such as this one I have finished
made with hardware nails.
this project I address the subject of fertility: how it is
perceived and dealt with, and how it affects women (and men) around
the globe. Fertility is so wrought with joy and pain that I find it
such an enigma that needs to be examined. The only way I know how to
approach it is through my artwork.
nail egg is both fun and harsh. I glued nails to a life-sized solid
wood egg. Visitors have been unable to resist picking it up, all the
while saying, “Ow!” I guess if anyone tried to invade my home I
could just throw it at them. I am thinking of making more to try to
It is interesting how the nail egg seems to change its appearance with
different lighting. Sometimes it is warm and glowing. Other times it
is cold and harsh. Almost as if there really is life inside it