Kintsugi Eggshell Art:
Working from the beautiful concepts of "kintsugi (金継ぎ, "golden joinery"), also known as kintsukuroi (金繕い, "golden repair")", Elisa creates a visual interpretation of the kintsugi craft in eggshells. Each eggshell is painted individually, and gold metal leaf is applied to represent the repairs that are typically made to pottery by kintsugi artists.
The artist aims to celebrate imperfection and honor the value in what might be considered broken.
Along with a varied and wide-ranging palette of joy-inducing colors and styles of mark-making, many of Elisa's eggshell paintings also include gold leaf “cracks.” In the Japanese art of kintsugi, broken pottery is repaired with gold and rather than trying to disguise the break or flaw, it is highlighted and therefore elevated to a status of beauty. Its age is celebrated, its history is seen, its flaws are revered.
"I think this is a great way to think about ourselves, others & our relationships as we age - not to try to look like our former selves but to embrace our 'breaks and flaws' and to honor them and see the beauty in them." -Elisa Sheehan
Each and every eggshell is unique.
Gorgeous framed art for your home or for gifting, each eggshell is painted individually, and gold metal leaf is applied as a visual representation of kintsugi.
Commission requests over 20 inches are welcome.