Cosmic Egg

Mixed media on plywood

1502 x 1090 mm


‘Cosmic Eggs’ are a series of cut out plywood egg shapes, used as tables in the production of other works, where overspray accidents and colour tests are sealed with layers of varnish and the edge finished. The painting shows remnants or shadows of past works created. The egg is a symbol of spring, fragility, loss of innocence, the beginning and the end, luck, or wealth. It's an oval or round reproductive body, a food store, and a shield. Within art it is a visual shorthand for the surrealism of imagination, new life, and un-hatched potential. The egg ushers in the next generation with new ideas realised.