Everything’s bigger in Texas, and this proves no less true in downtown Dallas, where you’ll find a 30-foot-tall lifelike sculpture of a human eyeball, red veins and all!
Seeing Eye to Eye
The Eye was created by American multimedia artist Tony Tasset in 2007 and is fabricated from roughly 18,000 pounds of fiberglass, steel, resin, and paint! Believe It or Not!, the sculpture was modeled after Tasset’s own eye and stares with its unblinking pupil at any visitors that may walk by.
If you wish to feast your eyes on the larger-than-life artwork, you’ll find it across the street from The Joule hotel. The Eye moved there from Chicago in 2013 and has since become a hotspot for weddings, yoga classes, and of course, selfies. It is also home to Dallas Art Fair’s appropriately named Eye Ball gala.
Eye See You
When approached about what The Eye signifies, Tasset does not give a specific answer, rather stating the piece means “whatever you want.”
Even if Tasset insists there’s no deeper meaning, we want to know what you see in The Eye. What does it mean to you? Does it inspire you to look deeper within yourself or view the world from a different perspective? Or is it simply just an eye? Let us know!
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