In Slovenia, pirhi, meaning Easter eggs, are intricate works of art. Slovene artisans typically paint their eggs in elaborate detail or, using what is known as the drsanka technique, lightly scratch delicate designs into the surfaces of coloured eggs.
Slovenian artist Franc Grom, 72, turns everyday eggs into beautiful pieces of art. These cracking sculptures have incredibly been made out of delicate eggshells using just a pin and a lot of patience. It can take Grom - who has been creating the rare egg art for 18 years - months to complete just one egg. These fragile sculptures contain 2,500 to 17,000 tiny holes made with a small electric boring tool.
Grom’s work ranges from asymmetrical motifs inspired by traditional Slovenian designs to cut-outs that glow when illuminated from the inside. These eggs, which sell for around $500 each, have been exhibited in Slovenia, India, Japan, and the United States.
"You have children. How happy would you say you are?"
"Not very. But if it weren’t for my children, I would have thrown myself from the highest tower in the Red Keep. They’re the reason I’m alive"
(Source: lannistaaars, via bran-stark)