Category: The Art of The Egg


egg•head noun a person who is highly academic or studious; an intellectual. Last year as I toured the Ojai Valley Inn admiring the dozen OSA-member-designed giant eggs, I wondered what I would come up with if I were ever given...

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The Art of the Egg, Douglas Lochner

Ahh, the ubiquitous egg.

It seems so simple, yet from a geometry standpoint the shape is fairly complex.

After tracing a few real eggs, I decided to try a different approach, using math.

It was a fun little diversion after spending the day making egg stands for the other artists.

The geometry of an egg is quite lovely, a combination of circles and ellipses, held together with a triangle.
Although it is not quite the “golden ratio,” it comes pretty close.

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