Artwork Title: Open and Shut - Artist Name: Julie Brooke

Open and Shut

Julie Brooke, 2007

"I wanted to make paintings that looked back at the viewer, and I relished the challenge of depicting the convex eye on the concave surface of the spoon. These paintings also reference the idea of the optogram, the image that forms on the retina of the eye. In the late Victorian era, it was believed by some that the eye could retain this image after death, a false belief that led to the idea that a retinal image, if developed like a photographic film, could provide evidence in murder trials."
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