Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Top 10 Amazing Drilled Empty Egg Shells

Top 10 Amazing Drilled Empty Egg Shells

Top 10 Amazing Drilled Empty Egg Shells


Slovenian artist Franc Grom makes intricate designs by painstakingly using a pin drill to pierce patterns on to eggshells! These Easter themed art pieces made out of delicate eggshells are one of those things you have to see to be believed…



Top 10 Amazing Drilled Empty Egg Shells


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Top 10 Amazing Drilled Empty Egg Shells

Franc Grom: Drilled Egg Shell


10 – Grape Vine


This first one really shows the detail that Franc can get with his drill, as you might amazing each one is very delicate and now and then they do indeed break on his hands. And yes that is him behind the egg.


Top 10 Amazing Drilled Empty Egg Shells

Franc Grom: Drilled Egg Shell


9 – Chinese Style


These designs typically include 2,000 to 3,000 holes and take months to complete just one egg . That there is devotion to the Easter egg decorating spirit!


Top 10 Amazing Drilled Empty Egg Shells

Franc Grom: Drilled Egg Shell


8 – Cat


For an artist who is a very impressive 75 this year  some of his designs are a little child-like. But maybe it was commissioned by someone a lot younger.


Top 10 Amazing Drilled Empty Egg Shells

Franc Grom: Drilled Egg Shell


7 – Musical Eggs


I would imagine the artist draws on the egg in pencil before making the designs, or he has what is often called the “artists eye” either way they are all very impressive indeed.


Top 10 Amazing Drilled Empty Egg Shells

Franc Grom: Drilled Egg Shell


6 – Sitis


Sadly I have looked all over the web and it seems Mr Grom doesn’t actually have a website to point these images back to, so they all go back to the source so you can at least see a few more designs and learn a little more about the artist with each link.


Top 10 Amazing Drilled Empty Egg Shells

Franc Grom: Drilled Egg Shell


5 – Ivan Cankar


Most people might not have heard of Ivan Cankar before, but this writer born in 1876 in the village of Vrhnika is praised as a premier Slovene writer of his time and he lived just 2 miles from Grom’s home! Hence the reason it inspired him to make this art piece.


Top 10 Amazing Drilled Empty Egg Shells

Franc Grom: Drilled Egg Shell


4 – Che Guevara


Made in 2011 it was made at the request of a close, personal friend of Grom’s. While the front is obviously the Che Guevara portrait, the back of the egg features Slovene lace motifs.


Top 10 Amazing Drilled Empty Egg Shells

Franc Grom: Drilled Egg Shell


3 – Eiffel Tower


Even national monuments like the Eiffel Tower get the egg art treatment. Franc Grom gets invited all over the world to perform his art, with many pieces being commissioned by national art galleries.


Top 10 Amazing Drilled Empty Egg Shells

Franc Grom: Drilled Egg Shell


2 – Globe


Anyone that can paint a globe with grid lines onto an egg shell gets my respect, but to drill it out of it leaves me in awe. Serious, the hand coordination to do this must be tremendous.


Top 10 Amazing Drilled Empty Egg Shells

Franc Grom: Drilled Egg Shell


1 – Hole Ridden


Most of Franc Grom’s egg shells have between 2,000 to 3,000 holes, but some of them have tens of thousands of holes, and that can’t be easy to make in any respect.



Top 10 Amazing Drilled Empty Egg Shells