(pics/video) Traditional Easter Egg Mosaic of Our Lady — Ukrainian artist Oksana Mas

 

St. Sophia Cathedral, Kiev: 15,000 painted Easter eggs…

A mosaic of the Virgin Mary is displayed during its unveiling ceremony in Kiev January 13, 2010. The artwork, created by Ukrainian artist Oksana Mas, is made from 15,000 painted Easter eggs…

An East European tradition, Beeswax is used to create the patterns. A metal stylus (looks like a pen) is dipped into the hot wax, and the design is etched on the egg shell. For each color, a separate design is etched, then the egg is dipped into dye. So if you have 5 colors, you have to etch, dip, and dye separately for each color. Here’s a First place close-up photo in 2009 Easter contest of A Year of Holidays

Here’s a foreign language newscast on the story with great closeups of the beautiful work…

 

More pics…

PIC CREDIT: AP/ONE WEEK AGO

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