Saturday, February 12, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Be stirring as the time; be fire with fire- -Shakespeare
I was going for something sculptural when I made this so I headed down to the Legion of Honor for some inspiration. After posting the drawing of eyes from my sketch book, a client called and told us about the Lover's Eye. How did I miss these treasures all these years?
"While off fighting the Revolutionary War in America, George IV's lover gave him a locket with a miniature painting of her eye; her anonymity was preserved while eye contact was maintained." Genius.
They were made for the courts and affluent households of England, Russia, France and on rare occasion for America.
Instead of Evil Eye, I decided to name our piece Lover's Eye. It has a way of holding our attention that is haunting, mysterious and at the same time feels protective...