I am continuing with my gelatin print obsession. As I stated in my last post, I created my first ever gelatin plate prints. I used the theme of eggs as an entry point into the following associations: ovum, spring, new life, embryo, protective covering, nest, ovoid.
Egged: to throw eggs (or insults) at.
A good egg: a good person.
Egging someone on: inciting someone to do something.
Egg on your face: humiliation
Lay an egg: fail at something.
Put all your eggs in one basket: risk everything for one thing.
It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad. ~C.S. Lewis
The egg is a germ of life with a lofty symbolical significance. It is not just a cosmogonic symbol — it is also a “philosophical one”. As the former it is the Orphic Egg, the world’s beginning; as the latter, the philosophical egg of the medieval natural philosophers, the vessel from which, at the end of the opus alchymicum, the homunculus emerges… the spiritual, inner, and complete man. ~C. G Jung
Robert Assagioli’s “egg diagram” of the human psyche.
I have quoted C.J. Jung and C.S. Lewis. Perhaps I should start signing my work C.A. Wiebe. It sounds so professional.