Using a high-speed carving tool called a paragraver (quite similar to a dentist’s drilling tool), Briain Baity creates incredibly intricate works of art using the most fragile of mediums, an egg. Carving an egg shell requires a very steady hand and lots of patience. Brian’s work has not only been featured in exhibits around the world, but he has also won a number of contests. Below you will find a small collection of his award-winning work.
“This is my first carved eggshell. The truth be known, I never intended to carve eggshells. I thought to carve gourds and gunstocks and who knows what else. One afternoon I sat down with this eggshell (the only one I bought when I acquired my Paragraver) and created this.
I was hooked then and there. The challenge of working with this most fragile form is a great enjoyment and some pretty amazing creations can be made. The egg is also significant in many cultures around the world. Having the ability and opportunity to create one of a kind art forms on such a significant form will always hold me in awe.”– Brian Baity
“This is my first egg which earned notoriety. It was a winner in a contest sponsored by the Malcolm Forbes Art Gallery in New York City. For winning the contest I was privileged to have this creation displayed in the Forbes Art Gallery for a month.After it returned to Utah it has won numerous first place awards in carving contests and more than one best of division awards as well. It also has been exhibited at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, Patrick Moore Art Gallery and two museums in Bulgaria.”– Brian Baity