Artist Kathy Bruce from USA shared the tradition of dyeing Easter eggs with the other artists and volunteers at the 2014 Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project. Kathy brought along some packs of the traditional Easter egg dyes and we found the white eggs and vinegar to do this activity with the volunteers from all over Taiwan and the other international artists in Cheng Long village in southwestern Taiwan. The Taiwanese had never seen or done this before, but it was familiar to the European artists in our group. This photo shows the eggs after they were dyed and decorated by the group on Saturday evening.
Early on Easter Sunday morning Kathy went out to a grassy area at Cheng Long Elementary School to hide all the colorful eggs for the volunteers and other artists to participate in an Easter egg hunt.
One of the volunteers created a golden egg using foil from some chocolate Easter bunnies that French artist Thierry Godet brought to share for the Easter celebration.
The Easter egg hunt in Cheng long was greatly enjoyed by all, and the winner who found the most eggs received a packet of Easter egg dye, so maybe this Easter egg dyeing and hunting tradition will be continued in Taiwan….
Other artists will also be sharing things about their culture with the villagers, volunteers and other artists at the Cheng Long art project.
The Cheng Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project is curated by Jane Ingram Allen (www.janeingramallen.com) and the photos for this Blog are taken by Timothy S. Allen (alltentimphotos2.wordpress.com)