Already in the creation myth of the Egyptians the egg played a symbolic role.
Among the Romans, eggs are found as grave goods. The custom of giving eggs as gifts continues to this day - not without reason at Easter, the festival of the resurrection and awakening of nature. The egg becomes a symbol of life because it encloses nascent life that emerges from it; it carries the idea of rebirth and rejuvenation in the circle of life, which also expresses its shape without beginning and end.
The egg is a symbol of fertility and new beginnings, a metaphor of change, fusion, transformation. Hardness becomes softness, fragility becomes strength. The egg is the symbol of hope.
Throughout history, countless artists have made the egg the subject or metaphorical component of their work.
In Big Egg I dealt with the different ideological and religious attributions of meaning in an artistic way.