A round green tinted plate with dark speckles and an elongated pointed end – a guillemot egg. This beautifully contained artwork evokes a sense of the sea, of life, and appreciation of the skill and knowledge of the maker. If there is no light reflected in it, the pattern presents an optical illusion – instead of a plate it looks convex, just like the rounded contours of a shell. “As well as all the symbolic connections of the egg in general, these particular eggs seem to be a symbol of the natural world of the North Atlantic – a symbol that we almost seem to have inherited an ability to recognise,” ...


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