Paul Wirhun, known as the Eggman, is pleased to partner with The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt, an innovative and engaging fundraising initiative that will see over 250 large egg sculptures – each designed by globally renowned artists, designers and creatives - placed throughout New York City’s five boroughs from April 1st to 26th, 2014.
The Eggman's creation is called "A New Worldview." You can see this piece in the Time Warner Building on Columbus Circle. Here is is his design statement:
"A New Worldview" is a theme that I have been pursuing in my studio for many years, using eggshells as the medium. The Big Egg Hunt Project allowed me the largest manifestation of this theme and use of materials I have successfully used in previous Egg/Art pieces. I have painted topographical images of Planet Earth for over 2 decades, which comes from my love of maps, and the sheer physical beauty of our Earth. I often note that our planet is as fragile as an eggshell, and this representation of the globe on eggs manifests this idea. Eggshell encrusted surfaces also show a potential for things breaking up, adding to the visual statement of the Planet's fragility and our need to protect it.
In celebration of Spring and in conjunction with the BIG EGG HUNT, the Ivy Brown Gallery will show "When My World Fell Apart," featuring new collages, paintings and objets created by Paul Wirhun on and with eggshell. This show will open Wednesday, April 16, 6-8 p.m., Ivy Brown Gallery, 675 Hudson Street, 4th Floor. Mr. Wirhun will teach a master class in egg talisman making at the Gallery on Friday, April 18, 6-8:30. Costing $35, the class will include a materials, please RSVP, for a seat at the table (email@example.com). After the opening, gallery hours are by appointment (T.212-925-1111).
THE BIG EGG HUNT
The general public will be encouraged to participate by finding all of the eggs, with incredible gemstone prizes from Fabergé serving as an incentive. The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt will culminate with a spectacular auction of the collectible and one-of-a-kind egg sculptures, held by Sotheby’s and online via Paddle8.
Created as an innovative and engaging platform to raise funds for Elephant Family and other non-profits, The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt caused a frenzy in London in 2012, set two Guinness World Record titles and ultimately raised over $1.5 million for charity. The 2014 hunt in New York will benefit both Elephant Family and Studio in a School.
Limited edition miniature eggs and other merchandise will be available for purchase at http://www.thebigegghunt.org.
For more information on The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt please visit: http://www.thebigegghunt.org/
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