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