Deborah Hanson - Art

 

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Egg drawings

1996 - 2006

Artist’s statement & price list

Wikipedia definition:

An egg is a spheroid or ovoid shaped cell laid by females of many different species, including birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish. Eggs have been eaten by mankind for millennia. Bird eggs (including chicken and turkey eggs) consist of a protective eggshell, albumen (egg white), and vitellus (egg yolk), contained within various thin membranes. Every part of an egg is edible, although the eggshell is generally discarded. Eggs are considered a good source of protein and choline. Because of this, the egg falls in the Meats category under the Food Guide Pyramid.


The question arises, "Why do I draw eggs?"


The egg is the central subject in each composition. Eggs are both strong in structure as well as vulnerable to outside influences. Each precious one is either enfolded and kept safe, or set in an environment that appears to be precarious. Each egg has it's own internal mystery. As I continued to explore egg themes, it became important to know what each shell held inside. The creative journey for me is to find out what mystery each possesses.


Simply, I love the motion of drawing that oval shape. I also love making an image seem to be 3-dimensional, appearing to be sculpted out of a 2-dimensional surface. The egg shape seems to lend itself well to making this happen.


An interesting note about my fascination with the egg - around the time I started drawing egg shapes, unknown to me at the time, I was developing a cyst in one of my ovaries that I later had to have surgically removed.  I lived with that ticking time bomb while my doctor was preparing me for surgery. During the operation, my doctor lifted out my ovary in her hand as the cyst burst out! She was able to repair the ovary and return it to my body. That image has stayed with me for many years.






Sizes and Prices


The drawings were made on archival paper with prismacolor pencils.

Each composition took anywhere from 30 to 80 hours from start to finish.

Keep in mind that each computer monitor is different,

so the colors you see may not be the true drawing colors.



  1. Bullet #1.    "A New Beginning"    6 1/2" X 7 3/4"    $350.00

  2. Bullet #2.    "Egg Tilted"    7" X 7 7/8"    $500.00

  3. Bullet #3.    "All Seeing Egg"    6 1/2" X 7 1/2"    $450.00

  4. Bullet #4.    "Emergence"    6 1/2" X 6 7/8"     $400.00

  5. Bullet #5.    "Rebirth"    6 1/2" X 7 7/8"    $500.00

  6. Bullet #6.    "Woman In The Moon"    6 3/4" X 7 3/4"    $550.00

  7. Bullet #7.    "Egg Crack"    6 5/8" X 7 3/4"    $400.00

  8. Bullet #8.    "Balance"    7" X 7 3/4"    $450.00

  9. Bullet #9.    "Ripe For The Picking"     6 1/2" X 7 7/8"    $450.00

  10. Bullet #10.    "Opening"    6 3/8" X 7 3/8"    $500.00

  11. Bullet #11.    "A New Birth"    7" X 7 7/8"    $400.00

  12. Bullet #12.    "Fruition"    7 1/4" X 7 7/8"    $650.00

  13. Bullet #13.    "Untitled"    7 1/4" X 7 7/8"    $600.00

  14. Bullet #14.    "Egg At The Cape"    5 1/2" X 6 1/2"    $650.00

  15. Bullet #15.    "Snowman Egg"    2" X 2 7/8"    $350.00

  16. Bullet #16.    "Egg Enfolded"    2 1/8" X 2 1/16"    $650.00

  17. Bullet #17.    "Egg Enfolded II"    2 1/2" X 2 9/16"    $650.00

  18. Bullet #18.    "Rambutan Egg"    3 1/16" X 3"    SOLD

  19. Bullet #19.    "Egg Guarded"    3" X 3"    $350.00

  20. Bullet #20.    "Chestnut Egg"     4" X 4"    $750.00



  1. Bullet All of the above are available in computer generated prints

$150.00 each



  1. Bullet Matting and framing also available .... ask for quote.

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