Monday, May 04, 2009

Fish eyes

I'm researching fish faces for a piece I'm working on. Ever take a close look at their eyes? I used to fish a lot when I was a kid just so I could get a good close look at them. Never knew anything but catch and release. If I wanted fish, Mom would make Gortons. Even though they are beautiful, when you gaze inside, there's just nobody home. When we lived on the other side of town Jake caught a strange fish from the stagnant little run-off pond in the community. He and JJ came running to me with it because it was scary. I knew everything that swam in fresh water in the Northeast but this fish was something else. Pointy face and a mouth full to overflowing with long, needle sharp teeth and orange eyes as big as nickles. No one has been able to tell me what it was besides a fright. They put it back in the pond, carefully.


arlee said...

these actually are quite beautiful---they remind me more of black holes or nebulas than fish eyes

jude said...

really wonderful dots. liquid like. there are so many strange things lurking in the depths.

Robin Olsen said...

Who knew they were so beautiful? Can't wait to see what you do with them.