Thursday, June 17, 2010

10.14 EYE in Chicago

EYE is a three-story tall eyeball sculpture that artist Tony Tasset will install in Chicago's Pritzker Park next month. You can see it, and it can see you, until the end of October. Some may find it creepy - Tasset acknowledged, calling it "surrealist-noir."

And the reason why it is a blue eye? Well, it is modeled after the artist's own eye. Is it anatomically correct? Most likely not. Would have been an educational opportunity if there is a door opening into a world of the intricate inner structure of the eye. One such model used to locate on the first floor of Singapore National Eye Centre. It may still be there. Check it out.

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