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You're Going To Crack Up When You See These Egg-Inspired Works Of Art

Please *do* play with your food.

Remember when your parents told you not to play with your food? Little did they know that you could turn your breakfast — or brunch, if you're fancy — into an 'eggcellent' work of art.

"It all started in 2014 when I saw an interesting yin and yang symbol posted online. What made it special was that it was made out of a fried egg. I thought it looked cool, so I decided I would give it a shot," Michele Baldini, the artist, told A Plus. "To my surprise, it came out quite well!"

This was just the beginning for Baldini, a 20-year-old who is currently studying medicine in Monterrey, a city in northern Mexico. Baldini was born and raised outside of Mexico City to parents who are not Mexican nationals, but immigrated there a few years prior. Studying medicine can "get quite tedious" so Baldini said this is "definitely a good escape."

"After that I just kept getting ideas of things that I thought would look cool made out of eggs," Baldini explained. "I named [the Instagram account] 'The Eggs-hibit' as a play on words between 'eggs' and 'exhibit' because that's 'eggsactly' what it is! I find there's also something satisfying about how the intense yellow of the yolk sits on the egg white."

The whole process can take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour, Baldini said, depending on the details required or how many eggs are needed. Inspiration can come at any time and Baldini will sometimes sketch out her ideas before she "gets cracking," or add them to a list to be doled out on festive days. 

"[My favorite part is] just surprising and making my friends, family, and even myself laugh by coming up with designs I never would have thought were possible on the frying pan," Baldini added. "While I'm creating them, I feel a certain pressure or stress to make them as similar as possible to the image I've got in my mind, but once I see the finished project I feel quite happy."

Check out some of Baldini’s greatest egg-inspired creations here:

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