Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Eyes of February

Eye got it!

Ooooh...bad pun, huh? These, dear people, are the real McCoys. Real glass eyeballs that were in use at some point in time a long, long time ago. You can find these in a very strange antique store up in Taos, NM.

My peeps. Altered digitally.

And, another version of glass 'eyes' I used on a round-robin shrine (the lovely Leau is the proud owner of this Shrine that 11 others worked on).

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9 comments:

Mara said...

The first impression was 'ooh, gruesome', but I do like the picture! Very original...

photowannabe said...

Eye got it too. Terrific post for the letter E. I think the glass eyes are fascinating.

Terri said...

E for Ewwww! Kind of fascinating though. Great photo.

Tumblewords: said...

Wow! Whodathunk? This is a great post!

Hey Harriet said...

Freaky, but oh-so-cool! Sounds like a fun antique shop to explore. I like your altered eyeballs. And I also like bad puns btw ;D

robin bird said...

you are involved in so many interesting artistic endeavors. me? i can hardly write my name with flair. i am trying not to think about those previously owned glass eyes.....
xo

Karyn said...

Kind of creepy, but very original.

Paula Scott said...

It's funny that I find the glass eyeballs to be a very curious and fascinating thing. I see by some of the comments that it's on the creepy side. You must admit, it is hard to turn your eyes away from the image!
I suppose loosing one's eye was a more commonplace thing back then and a glass eye was better than an empty socket.
I just marvel at the 'realness' of it.

J ..de Santa Fe said...

Wow ... what a treasure!!
Love those glass eyeballs ... .

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