Then one night I had a dream in which
I saw myself among little people who looked like eggs. But... the
top eggs were their heads and the bottom eggs below were their bodies.
That is what motivated me to begin making people using more than
one egg. After creating a few eggs of this type I began painting
animals, cartoon characters, motorcycles and other subjects. That
led to my participation in craft and egg art shows for a few years.
At a holiday egg show I was soon so busy with commissioned orders
for requested-subject eggs that I asked a friend, Jerry Sidell to
begin painting the backgrounds. I would then do the details and
features. Thus, I became "The Egg Man" and Jerry "The
Walrus" as popularized in the Beatles song, " I Am The
Because my egg art was unique, local newspapers
and televison stations began featuring me and my creations in articles
and shows. Locally, I was on Angela Hill's and Frank Davis' programs,
and nationally on Regis and Kathy Lee, Rush Limbaugh and The Martha
For many years I worked in the busy year-round
Mardi Gras industry as a prop and float painter and did no eggs.
But in 2005 Hurricane Katrina forced evacuation from our home in
New Orleans. While temporarily relocated in West Virginia I began
again painting eggs as gifts for the many people who helped me there.
Later that year, the national interest
of The Martha Stewart Show led me to set up a new egg art studio
and began producing egg art again. Now, with the internet, web sites
and Ebay I am able to sell my work to anyone, anywhere. It continues
to be a rewarding pleasure to transform simple eggshells into delightful
(A very unusual and exciting experience
for me in 2009 was to be invited to show my egg art and demonstrate
my technique at two large shopping malls in Hong Kong)
||Some of my most popular and fun egg sets to do are: The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Elvis, The Wizard of Oz, Three Stooges, Alice In Wonderland, Kiss with Gene Simmons, Rat Fink, Prince, Elton John, Star Wars, Laruel and Hardy, Criss Angel, Betty Boop, Cinderella, Jimi Hendrix, Charlie Chaplan, Michelle and Barack Obama, E.T., Mickey Mouse, and the New Orleans Saints.