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Artist Creates Intricate Egg Sculptures By Poking 17,000 Tiny Holes Into It

I will be the first to agree that our world is full of the most creative types of people. People that have the ability to take something so ordinary and turn it into a masterpiece. We have seen people here on BuzzNick, people take dirt and make art or make paintings using every day items. So it should come as no surprise that I want to introduce you to a Slovenian artist named Franc Grom.

Slovenian artist Franc Grom, 72, turns everyday eggshells that would normally be thrown out with the rubbish into beautiful pieces of art.

He first pokes holes in the top and bottom of the shell to blow out all the liquid.

Artist Creates Intricate Egg Sculptures By Poking 17,000 Tiny Holes Into It
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Grom’s eggs, which sell from around $500 each, have been exhibited in Slovenia, India, Japan, and the United States.

Artist Creates Intricate Egg Sculptures By Poking 17,000 Tiny Holes Into It
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It can take Grom, who has been creating the rare egg art for 18 years, months to complete just one egg with 2,500 to 17,000 tiny holes.

Artist Creates Intricate Egg Sculptures By Poking 17,000 Tiny Holes Into It
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Grom then uses a tiny electric drill to poke thousands of tiny holes into the fragile shell to eventually create designs and images on the egg such as Che Guevara and the Eiffel Tower.

Artist Creates Intricate Egg Sculptures By Poking 17,000 Tiny Holes Into It
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Artist Creates Intricate Egg Sculptures By Poking 17,000 Tiny Holes Into It
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Artist Creates Intricate Egg Sculptures By Poking 17,000 Tiny Holes Into It
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Artist Creates Intricate Egg Sculptures By Poking 17,000 Tiny Holes Into It
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Grom has been carving eggs for over 18 years now. He states, “During the day I work for as long as I can concentrate, taking a couple of breaks. The concentration is important, as I drill the eggshell directly in my hands.” The finished, intricately carved shells glow when illuminated like porcelain statues. What are your thoughts?