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Lizzie Stark Celebrates the Egg in Its Multitudes

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The egg, writes Lizzie Stark, is a “universe in a shell.” It’s an ingenious piece of tech that contains everything a developing embryo needs, and it’s a symbol of the cosmos in creation myths across cultures. It’s been a tool of political protests, the target of wildlife poachers and the center of a Gold Rush-era territorial war on the Farallon Islands. It’s also inspired painters, conceptual artists and countless cooks. We talk to Stark about her new ode to the ovoid “Egg: A Dozen Ovatures.”

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Lizzie Stark, author, "Egg: A Dozen Ovatures"

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