What do you see? I see delicate, white, eggshells cracked open. The shells are almost perfectly clean, look closely, you see a touch of yellow that might have been a yolk. The artist used several colors, including pink, to paint the eggshells which helped to enhance the realistic three-dimensional look. It must have been difficult to paint white shells on a white surface. And why eggshells and not the whole egg? Maybe it's because the shell is strong but easily cracked. An eggshell is a container, it's sturdy yet brittle. Is the shell a metaphor for ourselves?
The sketch prompt is to draw an eggshell. Use the shell as a metaphor for your own shell, your own skin. What colors will you choose?
Time to TALK. Ironically the artist used a special painting technique called Egg Tempera. Traditionally, egg tempera's pigment includes adding the yolk from an egg. Do you think the egg yolk she used is from the eggshells she painted?