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Elisa Sheehan Art

Kintsugi Eggshells 36 (4)

Kintsugi Eggshells 36 (4)

Kintsugi Eggshells
I’ve always loved the Japanese art of “kintsugi” wherein 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 it’s a good way to think about ourselves, others and our relationships as we age - not to try to look like our former, younger selves but to embrace our “breaks and flaws” and to honor them and see the beauty in them.

Working from this beautiful concept, I've created a visual interpretation within each eggshell.

SIZE: 20" x 20" x 2" deep
A stunner in 24 karat gold! This one is so unbelievably gorgeous, varied and detailed in person. Each eggshell is hand painted, coated, and I've arranged them in a grid composition here to highlight the unique quality of each eggshell. This frame is a custom creation with hand-applied gold leaf. Such a special frame called for something special on the eggshells - 24 karat gold leaf accents. A true statement piece, this one really shines.
Signed with full name and name of piece.
MATERIALS: local eggshells, ink, paint, and 24 k gold leaf
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FRAMING: This piece is framed and can be hung on a wall or placed on a shelf.
SHIPPING: This piece will ship within 5 days of purchase. Shipping fees are calculated by weight and size. For order outside of U.S., a shipping estimate will be provided.



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