“Boiled egg” is a ceramic work by the contemporary artist Bennie.
Raku is a ceramic firing technique developed in 16th century Japan. The meaning of the ideogram for raku-yaki emphasises the serendipity of the firing process. The glazed sculptures were fired at 950 degrees, and the thermal shock produced the cracks in a completely random way. The object is then smoked, which blackens and enhances these accidents.
“Boiled egg” is a soft and reassuring piece like a promise. The symbolism of the egg is numerous and artists have used it throughout the ages: from the original egg of primitive Greece to the Easter egg of faith in the resurrection. It appears in the creation myths of many peoples. Its formal perfection, harmonious and symmetrical, makes it an object of spiritual reflection and a perfect model for artists.
Shaped by the hands of the artist Bennie, “Boiled egg”, with its interior blackened by the smoke, offers a beautiful contrast of colours. An imposing piece that will nicely decorate a piece of furniture.
The “Boiled egg”, to be given as a gift or as a present, will bring a touch of softness to your home.