Edition of 25
Height 17 cm
Width 16 cm
Diameter 16.5 cm
Colour All black with the eyes coated in gold
"The film, Un Chien Andalou, by Spanish director Luis Buñuel and artist Salvador Dalí, famously opens with a razor blade that slices through an eye. In the place of a blade, I make drawings to create an incision into the eye and memory, leaving a lasting scar that aches from within. The boy wields a slingshot, but instead of a pebble, he uses his own eye as a projectile. Though the sculpture may ostensibly reference the story of David and Goliath and Hammurabi's code of reciprocity, 'an eye for an eye', the sculpture is more an allegorical representation of my creative struggles, as the target of my ambitions requires an element of self-sacrifice and mutilation."