ART | I | FACTS – No. 24

Fire Eyes.


Fact :: I have solar retinopathy from looking at the sun for too long during an eclipse as a kid. I remember where I was standing during this eclipse, on a lawn of the elementary school grounds… with my class + teacher. The sky was blue. I took off the glasses and thought I ought to be able to look at everything here, on Earth. Why not?

This past week the dots in my central vision transformed into a triangle (a symbol for fire, when equal + upright). I had a migraine from weather changes, and the ocular fun has yet to fully rescind. Naturally, I accidentally created this doodle… and by ‘accidentally’ I mean completely unintentionally. The simple matchstick actually looks like an eye with eyelashes when turned on its side. The sun got me – fire + eyes.