Chalk Eggs for Michigan

Gregory Oberle's avatar Gregory Oberle

Five original illustrated sculptures commissioned by the Detroit Institute of the Arts at the close of 2012 (since released for private use), rendered in chalk, after the image of Peter Karl Faberge's original jeweled eggs. Each design represents a different facet of the economy of the Mitten State circa Faberge's orignal designs, those being copper and Iron mining, Great Lakes shipping, Timber, agriculture and automotive. Faberge designed each of his eggs with specific, intimate detail concerning the recipient, most often utilizing local materials in doing so. This series intended to illustrate this same process by celebrating the State of Michigan's historical bounty in a medium as delicate, colorful and versatile as the more precious gems and metals used in the now infamous Russian treasures, all while promoting the DIA's exhibition and driving traffic to their exhibition, Faberge: The Rise & Fall.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 4 in.
  • Medium: Chalk, Mixed-Media
  • Width: 4 ft.
  • Year created: 2012
  • Height: 7.5 ft.