Art in Heaven 2007
A Spiritual Eye
The pupil of the eye contains a silhouette figure of a human being. Mysterious and not defined, it could suggest the soul. The background black is the natural colour of the pupil: links to our natural life. I have used blending paints for the iris, to represent softness, gentleness and calm. The idea of two colours blending pleasantly and perfectly together demonstrates how parts of our lives are similar; they fit together perfectly, they interlink and work together.
I used a collage effect for the white of the eye. Pictures overlap in a random ensemble with uneven edges. Some parts of our lives are unbalanced and negative and can go wrong. Their eyelashes are made in a fading shading. Near the eye they are solid black, representing the conscious thoughts of the brain. They fade and pale to the outer edge, suggesting inconsistent thoughts and sleep, the more distant thoughts of our dreams. These thoughts are not real or true, but make believe, whether happy or scary.