Artist gives wooden eggs at Easter

One of Tim Field’s wooden Easter eggs at Byron Bay.
One of Tim Field’s wooden Easter eggs at Byron Bay.

MOST people gave away an Easter egg or two last Sunday, but no one quite gave them away like Byron Bay artist Tim Field.

Those fortunate enough to be near Byron Bay’s Main Beach just after dawn on Sunday found 19 wooden eggs sculpted by Mr Field as a gift to the Byron Bay community.

The eggs were sculpted from a tree which fell on a neighbour’s property in last year’s May storms.

Mr Field then spent several weeks crafting the tree into something special.

While not sure before Sunday’s event how the art would be received, in hindsight Mr Field need not have worried. Within half an hour, all the eggs had been taken home.

“It was really fast,” Mr Field said.

“By the time we got back from having put them all out, one was already missing.”

Despite the wooden eggs not spending much time in public view, Mr Field said he was happy people wanted his work in their lives.

“I find it a really touching thing that people would want to take something I’ve made and put it in their homes,” he said.

Mr Field invited anyone lucky enough to have got their hands on an egg to come to his exhibition at Zakay Glass creations in the Byron Arts andIndustry Estate on May 7.

Anyone not lucky enough to have gotten an Easter gift from Mr Field can see one of the remaining eggs at the exhibition.

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