MinXus Mail Bag: Divine Eye-dol from Svenja Wahl (Heidelberg, Germany)

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Mail-art by Svenja Wahl (Heidelberg, Germany)

Lately, Mink Ranch fav Miss Svenja Wahl has been applying her considerable brilliance as a collage artist to a fascinating use of eyes. We are thrilled she has kept us abreast of this work through steady correspondence. We can think of no other word than arresting to describe our response to the work above.

The gaze, the eyes of another looking into us and we into them, is a profoundly human experience that Svenja invites us to consider and explore through the lens of art. How amazing it is to spend some time considering this provocative collage. Perhaps some might say she is making a comment on the surveillance society or the dangerous potential of Big Brother. The work does not provoke that reaction in us, although maybe it does in you. We find something deeply reassuring and connective in the collage that speaks to our shared humanity.

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As ever, thank you so much for your continued friendship, Svenja!


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