DECIPHER Installation of oil paintings in aluminum panels
Decipher means translate from code, or more generally, to figure it out. Sometimes images include signs or icons that we cannot identify or that seem out of place. To be able to discover someone’s essence look at their eyes, and you will find it.
Decipher is an installation of 12 oil paintings on aluminum panels 8 x 8 inches each that are part of the project Decoding the Purity of an Icon. This installation seeks to uncover the purity of a woman’s soul through the light and expressivity of their eyes.
An individual's thoughts and feelings can be discovered by looking into his or her eyes. The great Roman philosopher Cicero said, "The face is a picture of the mind as the eyes are its interpreter." In Matthew the bible uncovers that, "The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are healthy, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are unhealthy, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is that darkness!"
I do believe that our hearts covey the most emotional picture through our eyes. It is not simply a window but a reflection of our state of mind.