White House Easter Eggs

Laura D'Argo was chosen by the American Egg Board to create these eggs for the White House's Easter Egg Collection. The honor continued with an invitation to meet the First Lady Laura Bush, A White House tour and a reception in the First Ladies' Garden.

 

Both eggs are painted in acrylics on a blown out, brown chicken egg. They will reside in the Presidential Library as a piece of history

Mississippi Easter Egg
Mississippi Easter Egg

Handpainted egg for the 2002 White House Easter Egg Collection. The Bee is the state insect of Mississippi. It is painted in acrylic trompe l'oeil style.

Mississippi Egg view 2
Mississippi Egg view 2

Handpainted egg for the 2002 White House Easter Egg Collection. The Bee is the state insect of Mississippi. It is painted in acrylic trompe l'oeil style.

Illinois Egg
Illinois Egg

Handpainted egg for the 2003 White House Easter Egg Collection. The elements representing the state symbols are painted in acrylic.

Illinois Egg view 2
Illinois Egg view 2

Handpainted egg for the 2003 White House Easter Egg Collection. The elements representing the state symbols are painted in acrylic.

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This egg painted trompe l'oeil style was painted by Laura to represent the state of Mississippi for the 2002 Easter Egg Collection.

The bee is Mississippi's state insect. The egg is painted on the shell's surface, smooth with no crack nor painted inside.

Laura was chosen to represent her state of Illinois in the 2003 Easter Egg Collection. This egg is surrounded by the state flower (violet), tree (oak leaf), insect (monarch) and bird (cardinal feather).