Indian artist holds egg art show in Chicago
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.