“I can not see you but I know you are staring at me”

Support this Artwork by E. Brooke Lanier

Eye Chart Series 1, E. Brooke Lanier - Embedded
Eye Chart Series
22” x 11”
2006 - 2007
Archival inkjet print on Moab photo rag paper,
Five Prints in Series
$450 Each
This is an art piece that still requires support to become a part of Access Livings permanent collect. To help support this artist please contact Riva Lehrer at her information below.

Lanier’s work has always alluded to medicine and science. However, it was not until her own retinal detachment at age 22 that her work began to directly refer to her disability. Lanier’s “eye art” played a great role in helping her process the experience of an artist going blind. She characterizes her artistic method as “very laborious and methodical, qualities that lead to a meditative state of mind.” In this series Lanier precisely reproduced the dimensions of a Snellen eye chart, editing her message down to the correct number of letters. She then drew the letters on graph paper, perfected the ratio and spacing, scanned the drawings, and modified them in Photoshop before printing them at regulation size. The effect is to let the humor take you by surprise, partly obscured through the “officially medical” look of the charts.

The texts in this series read:

“NEVER COMPLAIN, JUST ASK FOR MORE PAINKILLERS”

“I CAN NOT SEE YOU BUT I KNOW YOU ARE STARING AT ME”

“MY LIFE IS MORE TRAGIC THAN YOURS”

“THEY SHAVED YOUR EYELASHES”

“WE PUT THE HOSPITAL IN HOSPITALITY”
Contact:
Riva Lehrer
Work:
312-640-2119
Email:
rlehrer@accessliving.org