"The Big Egg Hunt" New York City

The Big Egg Hunt of New York City featured 270 selected artist -- each was given a meter-high white egg and asked to transform it into a unique image.  The eggs were then hidden all over the five boroughs -- those who found the most eggs were awarded a golden necklace from Faberge with and egg design.  At the end of the Big Egg Hunt, all of the art works were aucdtioned and proceeds were given to Studio in the School.  The Big Egg Hunt, which first occurred in London in 2012, was the brainchild of Mark Shand who tragically died in April on the evening of the big auction.  Unlike almost all the artists, I decided not paint or manipulate the egg itself, but rather to celebrate the egg's perfect natural shape with a conceptual basket made of 24 pieces of young bamboo.