Through Opened Eyes


Self-reflection encapsulates the most vulnerable perspectives a person can express about themselves. Seeking to portray their identities through a new medium, three young artists drew their eyeballs. Through opened eyes, they created artistic visions of how others perceive their ability to see. They used pencils on standard white paper with a 45-minute workshop period. They discussed how their eyes saw school, home, and friends from those basic components. They talked about glasses, contact lenses, and inherited eye colors. They saw themselves and allowed us to see their vision as they interpreted it.