Easter Egg Art

Artist Valentyna Galadza learned to create traditional Ukrainian Easter Eggs (pysanky) from her mother. You can learn more about the craft on her website. Apparently, this tradition is thousands of years old- older even than the death and resurrection of Christ. When Christianity arrived in the Ukraine, this practice was adapted and became an important part of familial Easter rituals.

I adore the delicacy of her work, especially the “traditional” patterns. I wish my Easter-egg-dyeing extravaganza had been this productive. All I ended up with was green fingers and a bunch of cracked shells…

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