Slovenian artist Franc Grom, 72, turns everyday eggshells that would normally be thrown out with the rubbish into beautiful pieces of art.
He first pokes holes in the top and bottom of the shell to blow out all the liquid.
Famous faces and famous places: Grom carved Che Guebara and the Eiffel Tower into eggshells
Carving out a niche: Each egg has between 2,500 to 3,500 holes to make the designs
Grom then uses a tiny electric drill to poke thousands of tiny holes into the fragile shell to eventually create designs and images on the egg such as Che Guevara and the Eiffel Tower.
It can take Grom - who has been creating the rare egg art for 18 years - months to complete just one egg with an average of 3,000 tiny holes.
In Slovenia, pirhi, meaning Easter eggs, are intricate works of art. Slovene artisans typically paint their eggs in elaborate detail or, using what is known as the drsanka technique, lightly scratch delicate designs into the surfaces of colored eggs.
Grom’s work ranges from asymmetrical motifs inspired by traditional Slovenian designs to cutouts that glow when illuminated from the inside.
In some works, such as the intricate carving of the Eiffel tower, the eggshell is connected by pieces just a millimeter wide.
Franc Grom, who has been carving eggs for 18 years, can take several months to complete a single egg
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