Piece created for Challenge 2021 Jewelry and Nature
Materials sterling silver, cardboard, acrylic paint, ping pong ball, clear plastic film, cotton thread, eyelet, base metal fitting
The “Fried Egg” brooches (from the “How Many Eggs Do I Have Left?” series) explore the notion of female biology, reproductive cycles and hormonal inconsistencies.
“How many eggs do I have left?” is a question that Costa now ponders given their perimenopausal status. Only Nature knows the answer so the party cannot be planned. It’s a six of one, half a dozen of the other kind of a conundrum.
The fried eggs also pay homage to English artist Sarah Lucas’s Portrait with Fried Eggs, 1996. Costa riffed on this portrait as a (sub)urban inhabitant in their backyard during a lockdown in 2020.