Franc Grom: Poking Holes in Eggshells
09 Aug, 2012
An artist’s medium and tools are as much a part of the art as the artist himself. The great classical painters meticulously hunted down the materials for both their paints and brushes themselves and made them in their workshops. Great sculptors search far and wide for worthy blacksmiths to make the finest chisels for their work. Franc Grom is a great artist whose medium is as unique as his artistic vision.
Franc Grom carefully carves away at eggshells until they are intricate and delicate pieces of art. The detail in his art is planned to perfection and executed flawlessly. It reminds me of Joe Bagley. Certainly, there are stark differences between their works, but the unconventional twist these two men put on classic designs and visages through the chosen medium has the same root.
I made sure to include a few pictures of Franc Grom making his eggshell masterpieces so you can get an appreciation for how intense the process of creation can be. The hand-eye coordination required to make hundreds and thousands of cuts so tiny and fragile that they decorate an eggshell without cracking it is incredible, so I hope you like what you see as much as I did. If you do, be sure to check out Franc Grom’s Facebook page and reach out to him.