Everything from the Egg – New Book
Stephen Turner – also known as ‘The Eggman’ has, for the past ten years been living and working in and alongside his experimental floating studio and home The Exbury Egg. His new book about this unique experience called Everything from the Egg is now available.
It’s a fully illustrated reflection on the life and times of the Exbury Egg and its Eggman on a journey around England between 2012 and 2022. Its diary format is a meditation on the interconnection of life in an age of spiritual, cultural and environmental anxiety, drawing on the artist’s encounters during a year-long residence in the Egg on the Beaulieu River, followed by a tour to different locations around England. It also embraces the artist’s time on the island of Giudecca creating egg related work for an exhibition at the Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa during the Venice Biennale in 2019. It contains an introduction by Caroline Collier and an afterword by Sue Clifford.
‘The very idea of living and working afloat in an egg on a tidal estuary, going nowhere and everywhere under the stars set one’s imagination adrift in a whole new way’
Sue Clifford, co-founder arts and environmental charity Common Ground