It’s as if these artworks came straight from a fantasy novel (like the golden egg used in the Triwizard Tournament from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire). Australian artist Ben of Ben's Worx creates handmade wood and resin sculptures to hold magnificent and highly-detailed mountainscapes and galaxies within them. My Modern Met has more details:
Ben starts with dried pieces of burl wood that act as the eggs’ base. The natural contours of the timber look like rocky terrains already, but their surfaces are brought to life with colorful layers of metallic ink and glitter. Next, Ben places the wooden pieces into plastic cups and covers them with clear resin. Once cast and dry, he cuts away the plastic and begins forming the perfect egg shape using a lathe.
When complete, each handmade dragon egg sculpture looks like a prop from a fantasy film. Some pieces even feature tiny trees, flowers, and other elements within the resin, making them appear as if they’re their own little ecosystem. It’s easy to imagine miniature alien life living in the glittering terrain.
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