OLAFUR ELIASSON, Eye, 2004
8 x 8 cm
glass, red ribbon with text, booklets, cardboard box
Glass blown eye ball as Christmas ball, in original silver coloured box with two small booklets in English and Icelandic
signed in print on object
published by SLF / The Benefit Society for Children with Disabilities, Reykjadalur, Iceland
€ 420,- plus € 15,- registered Trace and Track mail
An ephemeral image as a kind of mirage is seen when one looks straight into the balls eye. A black and white printed iris is reflected in the mirror at the rear of the glass ball. As a miniaturized image the spiral iris construction is ingeniously appearing with an illusionistic result! Due to a complicated production technique a large part of the limited edition was mis-produced and destroyed, hence more than rare.