Friday, September 30, 2016

Friday Egg: Species of Water

©Katy David 2016 "Species of Water" Chicken eggs, aniline dye


































Today's piece is called "Species of Water." The blues remind me of the varied shades of blue and green you see in different kinds of water: ocean, lake, ice, deep and shallow. These chicken eggshells were injected with dye and allowed to sit and think for a few days. I then cut teardrop shapes into the eggshells using a diamond wheel on my Dremel. This was definitely the hardest part and I lost about a third of the eggshells that I started with.  I then carefully arranged the eggshells in different configurations until I found the one most pleasing and attached them to the white framework. I love looking at the various colors inside of each eggshell. I find it interesting that some eggs allowed the dye to migrate through the pores to the outer shell while others kept it completely inside.

Just a note: eggshell dust is hazardous to breathe, so if you are ever tempted to cut into an eggshell with a Dremel, use a dustbox or cut outside and wear a paint project respirator with filters for vapor/paint/dust. If you smell eggshell dust then you are breathing it in and you don't want to do that.

Happy Friday!


©Katy David 2016 "Species of Water" Chicken eggs, aniline dye


©Katy David 2016 "Species of Water" Chicken eggs, aniline dye

©Katy David 2016 "Species of Water" Chicken eggs, aniline dye

©Katy David 2016 "Species of Water" Chicken eggs, aniline dye

©Katy David 2016 "Species of Water" Chicken eggs, aniline dye

©Katy David 2016 "Species of Water" Chicken eggs, aniline dye

©Katy David 2016 "Species of Water" Chicken eggs, aniline dye

©Katy David 2016 "Species of Water" Chicken eggs, aniline dye

©Katy David 2016 "Species of Water" Chicken eggs, aniline dye

©Katy David 2016 "Species of Water" Chicken eggs, aniline dye

©Katy David 2016 "Species of Water" Chicken eggs, aniline dye

©Katy David 2016 "Species of Water" Chicken eggs, aniline dye

©Katy David 2016 "Species of Water" Chicken eggs, aniline dye


2 comments:

  1. What a very cool piece. Thanks for the good explanation that goes with it.

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