Multiple Eyes

Abstract

Deaf individuals use their eyes to communicate and see the world around them. As a result, in the Deaf world eyes are everywhere always watching. One night when I was a child, I saw an owl perched up high and became fascinated with them ever since. Owls also have a very sharp sense of sight, similar to people who are Deaf, they can see the slightest movements from a mouse or another animal and focus in on them. The black background represents the black backgrounds that are all too common in everyday life of a Deaf person; they are usually used as backdrops for people signing.

Creator

Juan Estrella

Title

Multiple Eyes

Date

2019

Medium

Acrylic

Description

A painted black circle with the face of a large barn owl at the top. Under the owl are many eyes varying in size and color, all looking at the viewer.

Citation

Juan Estrella , “Multiple Eyes,” RIT/NTID Dyer Arts Center , accessed December 5, 2021, https://dyerartscenter.omeka.net/items/show/443.