Eggshells are useless, unless you happen to be Vietnamese artist Ben Tre, who finds in these unwanted bits a creative inspiration. This guy rescues most of the eggshells undamaged to transform them into an art piece. But if you think you have seen eggshell art before, well these works are radiant. Yes! The delicate and fine pieces can be mounted on an LED-illuminated base and used as lighting pieces.
Ben uses his firm hands and a tiny dentist’s drill to carve on the fragile skin. Initially he experimented with a number of tools to get the desired outcome, until borrowed a small electrical drill from a dentist friend. The artworks embrace famous historical and contemporary personalities like Karl Marx, Queen Elizabeth II and Albert Einstein, and various scenes from the ‘life and culture’ of South Vietnam. The results are a bit scary, but gorgeous.