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Giant Eyeball Keeps a Silent Vigil Over Chicago

by Will Wlizlo


Tags: Arts, Eye, Sculpture, Public Art, Good, Chicago Tribune,

Take a peek at downtown Chicago’s newest street sculpture nestled in the socket of State and Van Buren streets. "Eye" is a 30-foot-tall fiberglass eyeball on display through the end of October. Sculptor Tony Tasset modeled the piece after his own eye—only it's 1,000 times bigger and infinitely creepier. He spent six months constructing its various parts in Sparta, Wisconsin. Of the building process, Tasset told the Chicago Tribune that “the final step [was] the glossy coat, which makes it really wet and gross and nasty.”

   

(Thanks, Good.)

Source: Chicago Tribune