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Art on an Egg-Shell - Franc Grom



sculpture Franc Grom egg eggs drill

Omelets, scrambled, fried, boiled eggs... This will probably be the first things to come to the mind of someone who is questioned about the use of eggs. And it's not that strange, as the chickens lay them and we eat them for centuries. End of story. But the Slovene Franc Grom looked beyond an egg-shell, transforming each one of them in absolute sculptures.

Maybe the small vile where Grom was raised, in Slovenia, had inspired him on doing his works. In fact, he never thought about having an artist career. Until the time when he got retired, and he perceived that his talent would become him recognized all around the world with, at least, an unusual ability.

sculpture Franc Grom egg eggs drillsculpture Franc Grom egg eggs drill

With a little drilling machine he makes holes on the shell, forming delicate laces, drawings, flowers, butterflies, dragons... Think about a figure, a form -- he can surely make it. The drawings are made on a singular way, hole by hole, with the whole patience and creativity it takes. His inspiration comes from the Slovene design. In some works, just a little bit more than one millimeter width is what links one side to another in each part of an egg project.

Depending on the created art, Grom spends months and months working on a single egg, making thousands of holes, about three thousand on each one. Until now, he created more than three hundreds works, and many of them at the Easter celebrations. Take care, Easter rabbit, or you loose your clients... How convenient it is!

sculpture Franc Grom egg eggs drillsculpture Franc Grom egg eggs drill

sculpture Franc Grom egg eggs drill

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