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Monkri March 18th, 2009 13:28

Amazing Arts of Watermelon and Eggshells
 
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Fantastic art!!:speechless1:

Monkri March 18th, 2009 15:32

continues...
 
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More watermelon art......

Monkri March 18th, 2009 15:34

More art...
 
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Eggshell arts....Absolutely great! :speechless1:

KC March 18th, 2009 15:50

that eggshell art is pretty funky. I wonder what kind of tools they use to carve the fragile shells.

Freestyle March 19th, 2009 12:57

that is amazing! Perfect craftmanship. I would also like to know how that eggshell design was made. Anyone?

Plus1 March 20th, 2009 12:02

I wouldn't put it in the same category as a Picasso or Leonardo, but it's definitely spectacular art.

7ven March 23rd, 2009 11:18

Amazing!! For all of you who are interested in the creation process, I found a little more information at theeggshellsculptor.com.

Almost everyone asks me what the eggs are made of, thinking that no one in their right mind would attempt to carve a real egg shell. They see that they are "egg-shaped" but assume that they are either ceramic or plastic. Despite that, they are - in fact - real eggshells, constructed primarily of calcium carbonate and produced in their original form by real geese, ostrich, rhea, emu, turkeys, chickens, etc. I only work with eggs that are infertile or that have been fully incubated but have failed to hatch.

How are they made?

First, I empty and clean each egg. After the egg has dried, I use a lead pencil to sketch the details of my artwork directly on the shell. I then cut away appropriate sections of the design or engrave the surface of the shell (or both), using a variety of diamond and carbide cutting tools. My tool of choice is a dental handpiece powered by an air compressor which generates over 400,000 rpm's for the burs to do their job. Once the egg has been fully worked, I use my hands and an abrasive cleanser to remove any remaining pencil marks. The egg is then submerged in two bleach baths to disintegrate any membrane residue from the inside surface. Finally, the egg is signed and sealed with three or four coats of lacquer. It is then placed on a stand inside a glass dome to preserve and enhance its beauty. Each egg is, of course, signed and dated by the artist and comes with a signed and dated certificate of authenticity stating the title of the egg and avowing that each egg is made by hand. Many people have seen photos of eggs similar to mine distributed worldwide via email and the sender claims that they were done by laser. Not true. The eggs in these photos were not done by laser, but by hand. Every one of them was hand-carved by a friend of mine named Al Gunther, who is an excellent, creative artist.

Eggs as Traditional Gifts

Eggs have been used for millennia in the Far East as symbols of fertility. In Hinduism, the entire world began with a large golden egg and most people know that traditional Easter eggs evolved from an ancient Druid tradition of celebrating the arrival of Spring with brightly colored eggs. Even today, eggs are important gifts...

Monkri March 24th, 2009 11:55

Nice info 7ven :thumb:

Fanc-EE March 24th, 2009 13:02

I wonder how many hours (or days) they need to fininsh one object. Pretty amazing stuff.

BenchMania March 27th, 2009 12:16

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Originally Posted by Fanc-EE (Post 11780)
I wonder how many hours (or days) they need to fininsh one object. Pretty amazing stuff.

I'd crush that stuff before I'd get a chance to sit down and get started ;P

Monkri March 27th, 2009 12:55

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Originally Posted by BenchMania (Post 11799)
I'd crush that stuff before I'd get a chance to sit down and get started ;P

Ha ha ha! I think that goes for T as well ;)


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