by Angela Sofo in New Art on Tuesday 11 June 2013

Have you ever thought to create art with your eggs on your fridge? Maybe over Easter time. But Christel Assante works on egg shell carvings every day. Born and raised in France, she grew up with no artistic education but she really liked to draw a lot and one day she got into egg art.

She uses emu, ostrich, nandu, goose, pheasant, duck, and quail eggs for her art and knifes, vinegar and a mini diamond coated drill as work’s tools. Her egg sculptures can take up to 50 hours to make. What inspires her art out of eggs is the idea of symbols that are transformed into a 3D environment.