eggshell

April 23, 2020

I’m always inspired by people who make something out of discards, remnants and broken pieces; a cook who turns stray crusts into breadcrumbs, a carpenter who turns weathered floorboards into shelves, a seamstress who fashions dresses out of old curtains. Artist, Elisa Sheehan takes hand painted egg shells adorned in gold leaf and mounts them to create artworks that as Sheehan says, “embrace our breaks and flaws.” Her work is inspired by kintsugi, the Japanese art of filling cracks in pottery with gold leaf. There’s a commitment, resourcefulness, and optimism in all of these acts that I find humbling and inspiring.

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