Monday 10 December 2018

Could art made from eggs be the next Instagram sensation?

It just goes to show: Anything can be art.

(the_eggshibit/Instagram)
(the_eggshibit/Instagram)

By Maariyah Pathan and Taylor Heyman

Pictures of fried eggs made into art are taking Instagram by storm.

Account the_eggshibit is run by medical student Michele Baldini, from Mexico. In her spare time from her studies, she makes egg portraits to “calm my mind when school gets too tedious”.

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Yolko Ono would approve 🍦

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“It all started when I saw a yin and yang symbol made out of a fried egg. I though it looked cool so I decided I would give it a shot,” says Michele.

“It came out quite well and after that I just kept getting ideas of things that I thought would look cool made out of eggs.”

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Does this count as a continental breakfast?

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Michele used to post the pictures to her personal Instagram account, but recently decided to see whether there was an appetite for an exclusively egg-based page.

Since then, she has built up over 6,000 followers with her creations which include countries, fast food and symbols.

It’s a fun topic, but can be time-consuming, says Michele. “It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour.

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Pac-Man😃

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“I might see something throughout the day that catches my eye and I wonder if it would look good made in egg. I’ll play it out in my mind or sketch it out on paper in necessary, then I’ll get cracking. I also like doing special ones for festivities or whatever is trending at the moment.”

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