Leanne Kelly, ‘Delicate Egg’, 2017, The TELUS Health Brain Project
Leanne Kelly, ‘Delicate Egg’, 2017, The TELUS Health Brain Project
Leanne Kelly, ‘Delicate Egg’, 2017, The TELUS Health Brain Project
Leanne Kelly, ‘Delicate Egg’, 2017, The TELUS Health Brain Project

Artist Leanne Kelly has fond memories of making “pysanky” wax-resist dyed eggs with her family. Each egg takes patience, time and a steady hand. After hours of working layers of wax and dye, inevitably someone would drop their raw egg. Tears and laughter would follow. These broken eggshells are a reminder of how delicate our brains can be.

This brain is dedicated to Kelly’s family, and their struggle through Alzheimer’s, brain injury and a brain tumour.

Image rights: Baycrest Health Sciences

About Leanne Kelly

Canadian, based in Toronto, ON, Canada