We Must Be Hatched or Go Bad

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.

All Your Eggs in One Basket 2

All Your Eggs in One Basket 2

Egg Idioms:

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.

Egg Quotes

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.

Blue Eggs

Blue Eggs

Egg Yoke

Egg Yoke

About CarolWiebe

Art entices, inspires, and delights me. Art is a vehicle for laughter, tears, wonder, enlightenment--taking me on a constant path of discovery. You can't say that about housework (except, perhaps, for the crying part).
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6 Responses to We Must Be Hatched or Go Bad

  1. elena says:

    or boiled

  2. carolwiebe says:

    Or fried, poached, scrambled, baked . . . . and there’s whipped into meringue.
    We must never forget meringue.

  3. As one egg theme lover to another – a brilliant post! I must share some of this with my students. Your egg art is marvelous!

    • carolwiebe says:

      Thank you, Susan! I think it is partly due to the influence of visiting your blog and seeing your relationship with your hens!

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