The same night I attended ArtSpeak, at the Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans, I viewed an exhibit called “The Eclectic Eye: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation.” It happens that the show includes a large eyeball sculpture. Well that’s the initial inspiration for this painting. Another reason I created the painting was the because of the eye surgeries I had: one in December 2006 and another one in January 2007. In the previous batch I painted green dots representing laser light for a piece. Also My Discover Magazine had articles on eyes: one about the complexity of eye color and another about the eye as the window of the soul.
acrylic on canvas, 5" x 5"
In making this piece I did an interpretation of the eyeball I saw. The dots always make me simplify my images. From people’s reactions I can tell the paintings commands attention.