Eight Maids a Milking Goose Egg Ornament
A real goose egg is carefully sliced lengthwise, a detailed diorama constructed within, to create this amazing functional work of art.
The egg itself is coated with many layers of paint and gesso to stiffen and protect the shell. The dioramas are created using found objects from the artist's garden, ceramics, resin, wood, fabrics, metal and even dryer lint and seeds. The diorama is sealed into the egg with a pane of custom cut glass, and each egg comes with a secure loop and an ornamental hook for proper display.
Guaranteed to become a family heirloom, this ornament comes in a beautiful gift box that will keep it secure for generations to come. The inside lid of the box has an artist statement and holds the ornamental hook for safe keeping.
Also available as a complete set of twelve in a wooden gift box, handmade by a local woodworker in Provincetown, MA from recovered wood from an old house.
Handmade in Oakland, California