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John Drlik-Mead

March 4, 2024
John Drlik-Mead

Gold Award

CATEGORY:
Intricately Cut
PATHWAY:
Accelerated
TYPE OF EGGS:
Ostrich

Authentic Ostrich Egg, with an original abstract spiral cut design, showcasing the intricately carved Giraffe Stippled Lattice design. The egg top and bottom are accented with a circular area that is stippled. A portion of the spiral cutout is stippled and mounted to the egg design bottom, appearing to seemingly float in supporting the egg. The egg is supported by a smokey translucent Flame-Glass cylinder and Mounted to a 4”x4”x2” Black Onyx Marble base. The egg was finished with 3 coats of Shop-Line 2x matte automobile clear coat finish.

Due to the dark base & glass cylinder color, a neutral background color was used in the pictures to profile the art piece detail in its entirety.

I used the SCM 400XS High Speed carver, with a variety of burrs, (surgical fissure, and other carbide burrs, diamond burrs).


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