Shattered Perception

Digital Chromogenic print on Satin Exhibited in 'Awake Me In Space' ‘The eye is the window of the human body through which it feels its way and enjoys the beauty of the world’ (Leonardo Da Vinci -1452 – 1519) Astounding in its physical form and function the human eye not only sees but perceives, interprets and judges. The eye allows us to see and experience life, colourful in its ultimate capacity. The idea behind my work came from the result of a work accident that a friend experienced in which a glass pressure gauge exploded and pierced his left eye. As a consequence he required a lens and a cornea replacement leaving him with 50% vision in one eye. Not only is his vision affected so is his perception and he is more cautious now in his every day life. He no longer surfs or plays football in fear of further damaging his eye.

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