The first assemblage! It took awhile but I'm pretty please with how it came out.
The title is for my friend Ron who died in the 1990's from HIV- AIDS. He was a wonderfully talented actor who used to draw a little character with one regular eye and one large eye. I once asked him what it meant and he told me "One Eye looks and the other eye sees." I really loved that saying so it has stuck with me all these years. He had an amazing but short life and I was saddened to hear of his death. I have wonderful memories of Ron and with my friend Edwin who was Ron's best friend. I'm still in contact with Edwin (which pleases me) and I still have very fond memories of Ron. Somewhere I have photos of a wonderful picnic the three of us had on the grounds of the Elizabeth Koogler McNay Art Institute in San Antonio, Texas when I lived there.
in the works
This is my first assemblage after many years. I did an Eye box (actually an I-book) for a Design class and I still have it. It was a project that said what I thought of my self. I used an old clock box and painted an eye - the insides were filled with color and spirals. Spirals also are very special to me for a number of reasons. I was happy that I've started creating assemblages again.
These aren't the best photos and I will try to replace them later as well as include a photo of the Eye-Box I did so long ago. The glasses are a broken pair of reading glasses from my SO. If you look carefully at the eyes they are different. I like incorporating my present with my past.
What does it mean? It's up to you really. I have my own mythology about it and I'm hoping you find one for yourself.