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Eggshell Art, Who Would Have Thought?

Created by Kayla Cole

Have you seen our latest Christenberry Collection artist?

Elisa Sheehan is a New York artist who has a VERY interesting style of art. She paints eggshells. Yep, you heard me right, EGGSHELLS.

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What started as a studio warm-up exercise has turned into this ever-growing and expanding collection of artwork. Elisa spent the cold New York mornings doodling and cleaning eggshells to warm up her body and mind. Over time, the collection of eggshells grew and she began painting them beautiful colors. 

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Inevitably, an eggshell fell to the floor and shattered. As Elisa picked up the broken organic pieces, she remembered the ancient Japanese practice of Kintsugi. Kintsugi is the practice of healing broken pottery with gold or silver. Healing brokenness with beauty. 

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Elisa hand paints each eggshell and adds gold leaf to the finished product to mimic the Japanese tradition. Elisa's eggshells live all over the world.  

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Each eggshell is hand painted before gold leaf is carefully applied in the kintsugi fashion. Groupings are made and the shells are mounted and framed. They can be hung on a wall or placed on a shelf. 

Available pieces can be found online HERE. 

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