From 2008 to 2019 the Guerilla Bunny has struck in Stockbridge, MA, in the wee hours of Easter morning, hiding in plain sight sentient hand painted works of art on eggshells.
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Many different cultures have customs for painting or decorating eggs, displaying or giving them, hiding, eating, and blessing them, most associated with Spring.
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rom 2008 to 2019 the Guerilla Bunny has struck in Stockbridge, MA, in the wee hours of Easter morning, hiding in plain sight sentient hand painted works of art on eggshells. The eggs are gifts of divination each with their own fates, and every year search for their “finder”, to offer their gifts of magic, divination, and inspiration for the coming year.

In 2020, the project changed, and over 100 eggs were hidden in Berkshire County and Eastern New York State around the Summer Solstice.

Each egg is hand painted and unique, and painted by one artist. Many of the eggs are painted in series or sets.  Many of the themes show up on the eggs from year to year. The tarot, the seasons, the elements, the “Dark is Rising” series (inspired by the books by Susan Cooper), Egypt, Mexico, Africa, the Middle East, holly, oak, bittersweet, Forget-me-nots, forsythia, hex signs, lava, and dragon eggs.

Easter’s origins are tied to the Vernal Equinox, (Easter is the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Vernal Equinox) when day is equal to night, and heading into the Summer Solstice, when the days are long and nights are short. The equinox is a time of balance and rebirth and like Easter and early spring traditions from all over the world. The egg has long been a symbol of the spring. Many Vernal Equinox folk and religious traditions include decorated eggs, egg gifts, egg dishes. The name Easter itself is derived from the Old English and Old High German for Ostara or Eostre (and other variations) an early Indo-European Goddess.

Many different cultures have customs for painting or decorating eggs, displaying or giving them, hiding, eating, and blessing them, most associated with Spring.

The custom is ancient, predating the Abrahamic religions (Christianity, Judaism, and Islam). The oldest known decorated eggs are Ostrich eggs found in Africa, dating to 60,000 years old. The egg as a symbol of spring, renewal, rebirth, perfection, and possibility is ancient and a commonly held symbol that pervades the understanding of most people.

What if an egg finds me?

YAY!

But if you are uncertain if this egg was meant for you- feel free to double check - you can ask it, it will let you know.

Then what?

If you would like to share your story, what it meant to you, how it happened, the Guerilla Bunny and the Bunny teams would love to know.  Please post your egg to Instagram and tag it @guerillabunny and #guerillabunny, #guerillabunny2020 (or whatever year it comes to you in). You may also post to the Guerilla Bunny FB page: https://www.facebook.com/pg/GuerillaBunny/community/, @GuerillaBunny