I first met Larisa Safaryan at her father’s studio almost five years ago. I had been visiting her father, Nairi Safaryan, a world class wood sculptor and my wood restorer. I noticed eggshells all over his workbench and asked Nairi what the Eggshells were all about. He told me his daughter, Larisa, did traditional Armenian eggshell art and that she had been working at his bench the night before. I was not familiar with the work and asked to meet Larisa.
She was wonderful, anxious to show me her work. Knowing I didn’t have a market for traditional Armenian eggshell pieces, I asked if she had ever done any “more contemporary” work with her eggshells? She informed me that she had not but would love to explore the possibilities. I had an Art Teapot exhibition coming up and invited her to ‘make a teapot with your eggshells”. The rest is history.
Over the past five years Larisa has honed her talent for working with this unusual material and has begun showing her work in major art competitions and exhibitions, often coming home with the grand prize.
del Mano is proud to present Larisa’s collection of over 30 remarkable pieces, created in a variety of eggshells and with a giant dose of love and passion for her work. I think you will find each of her carvings truly inspirational. Some people only dream of beauty….Larisa creates it.