Artist Carves Eggshells to Create Masterpieces


Gergő | 2016. 03. 26.
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Artist Carves Eggshells to Create Masterpieces

A Vietnamese artist, who goes by the name of Ben Tre, takes standard eggshells and turns them into something magnificent

Take a peek at your surroundings – there is always something that can be used as a canvas for your masterpiece.

A Vietnamese artist turns standard eggshells into something magnificent. Using a very small dentist’s drill, he carves beautiful, detailed inscriptions and artworks on the shells.

He then utilizes LED lights to highlight his carved creations. The end result is a stunning, miniature lamp.

Although Ben does not actually work as a dentist, he claimed that he acquired the tiny tool from a friend.  Many of the intricate works take approximately a full day to complete.

Some of Ben’s works aren’t in one piece, as the shells are delicate and can easily break.

Amazingly, even the broken, carved eggshells look beautiful. The jagged cuts and scattered pieces seem to enhance the artwork. The artist’s goal is not only to create a visually appealing work of art, but he also strives to test his own willpower during the painstaking, tedious crafting methods.

Learn some of the words by using them to fill in the gaps in this short version of the artist’s story.

A …………… (1) artist uses a …………… (2) to create inscriptions and artwork on …………… (3). He uses …………… (4) in order to …………… (5) his creations and turn them into …………… (6) lamps. Often it takes about a …………… (7) to complete his work. Even the …………… (8) pieces look beautiful. His …………… (9) is to create beautiful works of art and to test his …………… (10) as well.

Key:

1. Vietnamese

2. very small/tiny drill

3. eggshells

4. LED lights

5. highlight

6. miniature

7. (full) day

8. broken

9. goal

10. willpower

Vocabulary

eggshell

tojáshéj

magnificent

lenyűgöző

to take a peek

rápillantani, egy pillantást vetni

surroundings

környezet, minket körülvevő dolgok

canvas

vászon, műalkotás készítéséhez használt alapanyag, háttér

drill

fúró

to carve

faragni

detailed

részletekbe menő

inscription

véset, vésés

artwork

műalkotás

to utilize

hasznosít

to highlight

megvilágítani, kiemelni

end result

végeredmény

stunning

lenyűgöző

to acquire

szerez, beszerez

tiny

apró

tool

eszköz, szerszám

intricate

bonyolult, részletesen kidolgozott

take a full day to complete

egy teljes napot vesz igénybe, míg elkészül

approximately

körülbelül, hozzávetőlegesen

delicate

finom, kényes

jagged

nem egyenletes, egyenetlen

cut

törésvonal

scattered

szétszóródott

to enhance

kiemel, hangsúlyoz

goal

cél

visually appealing

vizuálisan/a szem számára vonzó

to strive

törekedni

willpower

akaraterő

painstaking

gondos, alapos

tedious

monoton, egyhangú

crafting method

kézműves eljárás/módszer

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