The hand painted EGGs sold by SWF International are donated by Angela Costiuc, an accomplished architect from Romania. It was her generosity that inspired our EGG Campaign.
The International award winner artist supports the efforts of SWF to eradicate FGM in Sierra Leone. Engaging globalization at its best, the EGG, a traditional symbol of new life and new hope, embodies the spirit of change as we join forces to improve the condition of children and women. Designed in Romania and sold in the United States of America and Japan, the proceeds collected from the art work are used to support SWF's projects in Sierra Leone.
These EGGs unite people from four continents to make our mission possible: Eradicate FGM!
Angela's exquisite designs are a merry intersection of her 30 years old architectural techniques and the rich folk art from her Romanian roots in Bucovina
Each EGG designed by Angela is intricately decorated with traditional motifs intertwined in her geometric figures. The accuracy of a well-trained architect's hand has earned the admiration of art lovers from all over the world. Most important is the unique technique used to draw the stories on the EGGs. Angela uses a rudimentary instrument similar to a kistka to apply the beeswax on the Egg. Contrary to the technique used in the popular Ukrainian style, Pysanky, the actual design sealed on the EGG is drawn free-hand using the wax, which is then left on the shell. This short video shows how Angela designs the EGG
The variety of the three dimensional effect is a clear indication of the high level of mastery attained by the artist, marking her designs as favorites in personal Egg collections. Beauty lovers are immediately attracted by the magic of the Egg's natural simplicity enhanced by each of Angela's designs. Her passion for symbols remains the most important element of the design, flawlessly translated unto the Egg through Angela's refined talent.This short video shows the EGGs
Each EGG tells a story. Once can be sure to find the message meant for oneself or the loved one who would bask in the beauty of the EGG. Ancient spirals, spiritual waves and fisherman's nets can be depicted in her designs. The color combination offers myriad choices to relate the intended message. Natural dye is added to the melted wax to create a permanent spectacular play on the shell. Touch is a unique luxury available to those who view her EGGs in person, yet each Egg touches the heart of a the viewer in a special way.
SWF International is grateful for the support Angela offers with her EGG Art.
EGG Campaign - Empowering Girls Gifts