brass, mahogany, mirror, 40-68" x 14" x 16"
Eye Contact engages two viewers or users and forces them to interact with each other. When engaging the piece, the participants are coaxed into staring at each other at a closer than normal social distance. When looking through the apparatus one sees the other person's eye overlapping a reflection on their own eyeliteral eye contact. In this work, I play off the fact that we establish very delicate balances during our interactions with others, especially with our eyes. With eye contact, as well as social distances, too much or too little is disturbing and unsettling.
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