Every year since about 2012, Los Angeles-based artist/actor Barak Hardley has been painting easter eggs of real-life people (including celebrities, politicians, athletes) and fictional characters (from television and movies) that impacted our world over last 12 months. For his 2017 batch, Hardley spent "about 150+ hours into making these eggs and the video."
Inspired by comic book movies, Hardley painted eggs of Logan and X-23 from Hugh Jackman's final Wolverine movie, Spider-Man (with Cap's shield) and Black Panther's MCU debut in Captain America: Civil War, Thanos' gauntlet, Margot Robbie's sexy and crazy Harley Quinn from Suicide Squad, and Krang from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
As for other television shows and movies that we cover, there eggs of most of the young cast of Stranger Things, including Barb with an Upside-Down slug coming out of her mouth, Bernard and Dolores from HBO's Westworld, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones from Paul Feig's Ghostbusters, scene-stealing K-2SO from A Star Wars Story: Rogue One, and Moana and Maui from Disney's blockbuster animated film.
Hardley also touched upon the numerous deaths. From the sports world, he includes eggs of basketball coach Pat Summitt, boxer Muhammad Ali, and reporter Craig Sager. From the acting world, he has eggs of Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher, Anton Yelchin, Mary Tyler Moore, and Bill Paxton. As for fictional characters, Game of Thrones' gentle giant Hodor and the resourceful Glenn from The Walking Dead got immortalized on their very own eggs.
From the land of politics, Hardley poked some fun at Trump's administration with eggs of Sean Spicer and Kellyanne Conway. Even Hillary Clinton got an egg, but it shows her deep in the woods, thinking about how she got trumped by a reality-television star.
Though my favorite is how he put the Best Picture debacle at this year's Oscars, involving La la Land and Moonlight, in egg form (watch the video above to see).
Celebrity Easter Eggs #1
Starting from the top and working from left to right: David S. Pumpkins, Troll doll, Twitter troll, Harambe, King Kong, John Oliver, Samantha Bee, Geppetto (a.k.a. Vladimir Putin), Pinocchio (a.k.a. President Donald Trump), Hillary Clinton in the woods, Ken Bone, George Michael, Prince, Phife Dawg, Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher, Anton Yelchin, Black Panther, Thanos' guantlet, Spider-Man with Captain America's shield, Beyonce and her twins, Chance the rapper, Lady Gaga, Pat Summitt, Muhammad Ali, Craig Sager, Mary Tyler Moore, John Glenn, and Gene Wilder.
Celebrity Easter Eggs #2
Starting from the top and working from left to right: Cool Pope, La La Land, Moonlight, Hodor, Glenn, Bill Paxton, Harley Quinn, John Wick, Mr. Robot, Elliot Alderson, Moana, Maui, The Venture Bros.' Brock Samson, Lemony Snicket, Joe Swanson, The Tick, Pokemon Go, King Tut, Wilson from Home Improvement, Wilson from Castaway, Woodrow Wilson, Dark Kermit, the ship from Arrival, Ghostbusters' Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon, Logan/Wolverine, Laura/X-23, and Dory.
Celebrity Easter Eggs #3
Starting at the top and working from left to right: New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick, Westworld's Bernard and Dolores, Krang, Rogue One's K-2SO, cast of Stranger Things (including Barb), Colin Kaepernick, Kris Bryant, LeBron James, Simon Biles, Serena Williams, Usain Bolt, Sean Spicer, Kellyanne Conway, Beavis and Butthead, Pineapple Pen Guy, and Rick Astley.