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Aug
14

Eye Test


Eye test

Isaiah 5:20

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

Matt 19:24

I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God

proverbs 10:10

He that winks with the eye causes sorrow

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4 Responses to “Eye Test”


  1. 1 Marleen
    August 5, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Ta-ha-ha-he. That was fun.
    It was so serious, still is, but…

    I’m looking at it on a little screen, so it IS a test.
    Other than all that, though, I really think this is outstanding.

    And… I don’t know if I’m “seeing things” — but I seem to keep finding more.

    • August 5, 2014 at 2:25 pm

      Thanks Marleen,
      The painting is literally layers upon layers.

      Under parts of it are newsclippings which are now mostly obscured but an impression of newsprint, and maybe a word or two, are visible under the surface paint.

      There are also handwritten portions of scripture combined with text-like squiggles.

      The winking man in the top left is the Australian prime-minister who gave a sly wink during a phone call taken during a radio interview. The call came from a pensioner who claimed she had to work on a telephone sex-line to earn enough money to survive.

      The painting was started when a recent Govt. budget was announced that is particularly hard on people with low incomes and relatively soft on recipients of high incomes.

  2. 3 Marleen
    August 5, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Okay, thanks! And I did see some script here or there, and block lettering. Don’t think I made out anything from newspaper but wrinkles. Did you know there is sort of a skeleton head in the blue on the right? The mouth is where I think I see the word “IF” in white.

  3. 4 Marleen
    August 6, 2014 at 7:59 am

    But before I looked closer and made out the I and the F (which itself also significantly preceded perceiving that there is a skull, the back of which is in the yellow), that blue/white area looked like a receding eternity even as the man is looking in the direction that he isn’t grasping. [By the way, I like texture, so the "wrinkles" are a good thing. And if I were to see it in real life, I'm sure seeing the newsprint in the background would be a bonus.]


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