Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Eyem Not - Art


Eyem Not is a cleverly titled, quirky piece that features an abstract image of a human eye. The color scheme of this piece is a simple charcoal gray shade, with black tones that are used to create the image of the eye. The eye is shown in a sideways view, the eye’s form abstracted and strikingly unusual. Though the shape of the eye is strange, it is still recognizable upon first viewing. The eye appears to be heavily lidded, the eye visible under a substantial, lined lid.

The eye appears to be looking toward the light, as the painting’s background becomes lighter and brighter in the corner toward which the eye is staring. In the light is the subject of the eye’s contemplation, the object that the eye is looking at. Behind the eye is a swath of black shadow. This shadow stretches across the canvas menacingly, a representation of different things that can cloud one’s vision This cloud threatens to obstruct the eye’s view, yet the eye remains open and forward looking.

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