‘Artistic Eggspression’ features larger-than-life eggs at Wellington Green mall

Here’s one Easter egg event that won’t require hunting skills. A display of 4-foot-tall, 30-pound fiberglass Easter eggs is in the Grand Court at The Mall at Wellington Green through the first week of May.

The mall’s owner, Starwood Retailers, hatched up the idea, then had its marketing department reach out to the artists, says Rachelle Crain, the mall’s marketing director. She knows there was a bit of a time crunch for some of the artists. “Shipping took longer than we thought,” she says. “We’re so thankful for the artists for making it a priority.”

The Christian significance of Easter is represented on the egg from art teacher Lauren Moxey and three of her students at King’s Academy in suburban West Palm Beach. Set in a backdrop in the style of Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night,” two lambs — representing the lamb of God — stand in a green field below a whirling blue and yellow sky. The notion of Jesus as the “light of the world” is reflected in the “Starry Night” theme, says Moxey.

The Coral Springs resident says she also wanted the egg to be inviting to children, so there are bunnies and “a lot of fun colors.”

Moxey and students Waverly Vernon, Ella Rodila and Charis Meldrim worked together in the school’s art room over a couple of days. Moxey stayed late one night to put the finishing touches on it.

Moxey says she thinks it’s “good for the kids to have something strange and unique in the classroom.” And she says she’s fortunate the art room could accommodate the oversized egg. “My (art classroom) door is a larger door than normal. That egg would not have come in through a regular door.”