In­dian artist holds egg art show in Chicago

Khaleej Times - - AMERICAS - — PTI

wash­ing­ton — A renowned In­dian egg artist in the US has held a solo ex­hi­bi­tion dis­play­ing 70 in­tri­cately hand- carved cre­ations made out of egg shells of dif­fer­ent birds.

Farha Say­eed held the two-day art ex­hi­bi­tion ‘The Easter Eg­gstrav­a­ganza’ for the first time at the his­toric Chicago Sym­phony Cen­tre from March 20.

The artist used eggs shells of var­i­ous birds — Os­trich, Rhea, Emu, Goose, Duck, Tur­key and Guinea eggs for her cre­ations.

With at­ten­tion to minute de­tail, the artist em­bel­lished the art pieces with crystals, rhine­stone chains and golden fil­i­gree, at­tract­ing hun­dreds of art lovers, state of­fi­cials and diplo­mats from sev­eral coun­tries, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment.

The lead pieces at the show, ‘Eg­gstrav­a­ganza’ and ‘Nir­vana’, along with ‘Apos­tles of Peace’, a trib­ute to Ma­hatma Gandhi and Mother Teresa on an Emu egg shell re­ceived par­tic­u­lar ad­mi­ra­tion from the visi­tors.

Say­eed, who is mar­ried to Dr Ausaf Say­eed, Con­sul-General of In­dia in Chicago, said she got ex­posed to Egg Art seven­teen years ago, while she was in Qatar.

“The fragility of an eggshell ap­pealed to me as a unique medium to test my cre­ativ­ity. I can switch over eas­ily from painting to carv­ing to cal­lig­ra­phy to etch­ing on the egg shell and the scope seems to be un­lim­ited,” Say­eed said.

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