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Please contact Jo Watson if you are interested in purchasing an Emu Egg,
or if you would like her to custom design an Emu Egg for you.
|The following eggs have been sold, but are
presented as examples of my work:
|Well, its not exactly printmaking, but the story goes like this: In 2006, members of Green Bay Art Colony, of which I am a member,
were given Emu Eggs by Patti Wouters of Rock-n-K Ranch. She challenged us to "do something artistic" to the eggs and then donate
them to Art Spectacular to raise money for the non-profit group. After thinking about it for a while, I decided to use some of the
printmaking processes I was familiar with to paint resists on the eggs and then "etch" them in acid. Emu Eggs are unique in that they
are made of multi-colored layers. The first etching removes the outer dark layer revealing a teal layer. The second etching goes
deeper into the teal layer, revealing a lighter layer. After the eggs are etched, they are cleaned again removing the resist and all
traces of the acid. They are then sealed with a protective coating.
|If you would like an Emu Egg
custom designed for you,
please contact Jo Watson
|Printmaking: Emu Eggs