Cecily Tattersall giant egg
This amazing privately commission one of a kind giant egg was painted by Cecily Tattersall, titled Middle Man. It was made in 2013 for the Lindt Big Egg Hunt to raise money for Action For Children. Some of the eggs at auction made over £20,000 each. A highly collectable piece and a one of a kind. It can be removed from the base if required, or a wooden box could be made to go around it so it looked like it was standing on that. The paint has been designed to be weather proof, meaning he can go outside, although I would not personally recommend it.
Cecily has transported a section of Piero della Francescas The Baptism of Christ, 1448-50, a holy sacrament which symbolises re-birth, onto her egg. The figure is preparing for baptism by removing his shirt. This act keys into the idea of shedding the old life, revealing new skin, new life.
About the artist..
Cecily Tattersall is a British artist based in London. Her work was exhibited in Richard Demarco’s collection at the launch of ‘ Summerhall’, Edinburgh International Festival 2012, alongside an artist-in-resident position at the Leith School of Art. Cecily has now resumed her practice in the final year of an MFA at the Slade School of Fine Art.
Her research concerns the human form, using its capabilities and limits in the making process as well as depictions of it. Working through instructive situations of dance, occasion and sport she explores spaces known and unknown.
WAS £1000, NOW £800
H: 39cm (15.35in)
W: 24cm (9.45in)
D: 24cm (9.45in)