Friday, April 1, 2011

Sculpture and Glass Eyes #2

Doesn't everyone have a box of glass eyes? 

As mentioned in the previous post, here's my small collection of hand blown glass eyes.

Very fine red glass threads are fused onto the whites to imitate blood vessels.

It looks macabre out of context, but in the mannequin head it looks far more lifelike.

You can see how poorly the plastic eyes have aged, they're to the left of the box, yellowed. Not attractive.


Susan Roux said...

Interesting. Freaky, but interesting.

Cindy Michaud said...

you just never know what tidbit of info you will learn with your morning coffee...thanks! interesting...

Patrick Gracewood said...

Years ago, a friend "Borrowed" them for a Halloween soup he was serving. Vegetarian of course.
The scream was heard around the block as the eye was spooned into the bowl.
Freaky, yes but also another art that because it's a working craft-prosthetics and mannequins, we rarely appreciate.

Deb said...

Yeah, and there's something of a god/magician quality in a humble man who crafts these human eyes out of glass.

Sorry to say there's no magic hiding in my closets :(

Carlos said...

Creepy beauty.

Theresa Cheek said...

I don't even know what to say....creepy but intriguing!