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Egg-ceptional Art: A Photo Gallery

Edible art takes many forms, but decorated eggs may be the original non-processed food canvas for secular and religious art. Thousands of years ago the Zoroastrians painted eggs to celebrate the beginning of their New Year; early Christians transformed fragile ovoids into delicate art to commemorate Easter. Today, egg decoration is worldly art that attracts artists and humorists alike.

To celebrate this quirky art form, we thought we'd give you this gallery of some of our favorite eggs. And for those of you interested in pursuing your inner eggs-estential art (sorry), this Saturday the California Folk Art Museum offers a workshop in Pysanky, a traditional Ukranian folk art, that uses melted wax and dye to decorate whole egg shells.

Crime scene eggs

Flickr member LiL sHoRtY gIrL!Crime scene eggs

Masked marvels

Flickr member adobemacMasked marvels

An army of the Dark Side

Flickr member darkside_1An army of the Dark Side

Fugitive eggs. A scene from Lost?

Flickr member mimmopellicolaFugitive eggs. A scene from Lost?

What happened before the omelet

Flickr member Michael HendrickxWhat happened before the omelet

Physical comedy, with eggs

Flickr member Wildman XTiPhysical comedy, with eggs

Pysanky, Ukranian Easter eggs

Flickr member Katya TPysanky, Ukranian Easter eggs

California Art Museum, Pysanky workshop, Saturday, April 3rd, 1-4pm. Fee $35. Advanced registration required. 5814 Wilshire Boulevard; (323) 937-4230.