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Oeufertory - "Egg Offering"
Oeuf, french for egg, Offertory:meaning offering

Created in April of 2017

Dimensions: 6.5 height x 6 depth x 3.5 wide

Oeufertory is a real emu egg hand cut and detailed in mixed media as a modern expression of the spirit of faberge eggs.

The flamingo displayed is hand-sculpted and hand-painted. I use paper clay and vintage millinery flowers to achieve the finished result.

The egg is nested in broken china detailed with real shells from the gulf coast. The larger I have found myself while walking the beach in Marco Island, Ft. Myers, and Sanibel. The small cat's eye style shells are from a little shop in Bradenton Beach.

A variety of fabric, Dresden paper, and metal banding embellish the outside shell. Real and faux pearl, ostrich feather, and moss add further detail to complete the piece.

This is a very special, one of a kind sculpture that was carefully created at every stage of it's development. I would love for it to go a wonderful home, even more so presented as a meaningful gift to someone special.

*The egg does not close-it is suspended open to display the flamingo*

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