Published on February 24th, 2013 | by NSB Observer0
Pysanka: The Art of Ukrainian Easter Eggs
Jo Swindell has been decorating eggs since 1989, the first few years hand-painting with acrylics. In 1994 she began studying pysanka, a Ukrainian Easter egg decorating technique using a wax-resist method, to create simple objects of great beauty.
The pysanky process involves building the final egg design by applying multiple layers of hot wax and dyes and requires several days to complete. The finished eggs are protected with a light coat of lacquer and have been blown to eliminate any possibility of spoilage.
Swindell will be demonstrating this unique technique at the Hub on Canal Street on Saturday, March 2 from 2 p.m. till 5 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.