The ninth piece in my "The Bird Waits In Eggs" series. The title is from a poem by James Allen "The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn, the bird waits in the egg, and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities." Eggshells are adhered onto the surface of the canvas board, then painted and shaded to looks like a speckled bird's egg that is just starting to crack open.

- Jennifer Ross

The Bird Waits In The Egg #9

Acrylic, eggshells on canvas board

Ready to frame

Signed on front and back

8" h x 10" w x .25" d
1 lbs. 0 oz.



Jennifer Ross
St. Charles, Illinois

Getting to Know Jennifer

Jennifer Ross grew up surrounded by the art of her mother and grandfather. Her attempt to follow in their footsteps presented detours, however, and she ended up working in art galleries selling other's work. But her desire to paint continued to grow throughout the years. In 2008, a gift certificate to a local art store turned into an epiphany when she decided to try painting. Jennifer found inspiration in a collection of antique prints of birds' nests and eggs by the English artist, F.O. Morris, and began to create an avian series. These paintings serve as symbolic family portraits of what we all hold dear - our home and loved ones. Today, she is often commissioned to paint various colored eggs representing patrons' family members.