Eyes to the Soul
This series of eight animal eyes began with “The Sad Zebra” in 2011. After completing the zebra, I envisioned painting different eyes on the same sized canvases as a dynamic “Eye” assemblage. I spent quite a bit of time at zoos, taking reference photography and working on these eye portraits in my free time. The last painting, “Tiger Eye”, was completed in September 2019. These animal eyes traveled with my son and me through three moves and one California firestorm evacuation. The complete collection debuted at an exhibition at MRG Fine Art, Oct 5, 2019, in Sherman Oaks, California.