The Flower of Possibility.
Sometimes you have to let things be what they are.
I was still thinking about how to work with the flaws in things after I finished that last egg. For about six weeks Ive had a carved egg blank here, that had broken during carving. Not enough to toss it, but in a way that would be easily fixable. I’d had it in a cup on a shelf, while I considered what to do with it. But after the last egg, I finally realized that I wanted to use the break in the design to create a bud vase.
I was pretty excited by the idea, and could see the entire finished piece in my head. Unfortunately, my head was also full of a combination of cold and allergy medicine. To put it bluntly, I was high as a kite.
About five minutes after I took this photo, I dropped a tube of MonoAqua glue on top of the egg, shattering it into a zillion pieces and killing my bud vase idea.
The original pattern was a basic pattern #3, so I made a new one. This second one didn’t break under carving though, so the original idea I had for the bud vase wasn’t going to work, and it didn’t seem like a good idea to deliberately break the egg just to create the same effect — the beauty of it was in its accidental nature.
That said, I really liked the sculpting I had done on the first one. I decided to just sculpt and see what it turned into. The resulting piece is The Flower of Possibility.
The thing is, I don’t know what it is. Is it a beautiful flower? An alien life form? A triffid? I don’t know. Right now, it’s a possibility, and it can be anything you imagine it should be. Maybe it’s just a visual metaphor for an idea that hasn’t quite formed yet; an object to remind you that the power of possibility is strong in everyone’s life, and you get to direct that possibility into being. It’s a beautiful mystery that you get to solve.
This is a jumbo egg, and both the interior and exterior have a gradient pattern that goes from deepest red black to metallic gold on the top. The holes are lined in a bright leaf green and the base is a mixture of greens and autumn orange, with black and black cherry red. It doesn’t need a separate stand- it will sit up just like it is on its own.
It’s available for $125. Not a bad price for a wonder of infinite possibility. You can grab it from the Etsy Store.