We’ve all seen colorful Easter eggs and what not, but you’ve never seen this kind of egg art. Most of you have probably cracked an egg before so you know how fragile the shell of an egg is, but Slovenian artist Fran Grom acutely carves intricate shapes into the eggshell canvas.
Franc had always liked art but struggled to find a way to make a living out of it, so it wasn’t until after he retired from his regular job did he start his unusual but lucrative career. Making Easter eggs are a traditional activity in Slovenian culture;
Now 72 he works in a studio in his home town village of Stara Vrhnika. Working for over 18 years he has developed steady holding hand and a steady drilling arm. He must hold the egg with his hand so that he can create a “cloud” for the eggshell to rest upon. He chooses only the strongest and micro-crack free eggs for even the smallest imperfection in the egg can destroy his creations. He has even developed a specific diet for the chickens; it turns out, a strong limestone content is key for produce durable and resilient eggs for Grom’s productions.
For a video covering his works
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