Commissioned by and shown in The Ruskin Collection. Museum Sheffield. The following is my statement from the text/title panel:
The act of drawing eyes brings to mind the cycle of drawing – I look, process, mark, I look, process, mark, I look…….. To draw the thing that makes this cycle possible attends to the act of looking and the notion of being seen. I look at the thing that looks. But these eyes are not real. They are beautifully pretending. I was moved to tears on seeing my uncles two glass eyes fitted – fitted in part to ease our pain of witnessing his loss, a loss sustained in a farming accident. These exquisite prosthetic gems reveal the sublime reality of our own eyes and how they look, in every sense.
Pencil Crayon on Paper
44cm x 85cm