This is the message contained in the symbol of the eye:

The eye of protection or "evil eye" , or nazdar, has been a powerful symbol for many cultures for thousands of years. The eye is the window to the soul and for me represents consciousness - full awareness of what we face when our eyes are truly open. What you think does matter. What you say does matter. What you eat does matter. What you spend your time doing and thinking about does matter. Consciousness and intention and energy are real and they matter. We can create a better reality if we treat each other, the land and the animals better. Everything is connected. 

For the past four years I have made a batch of ceramic and wood eyes and sold them at the holidays. 

This year (2016) I am donating a portion of the sales of the eyes to the SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER.

From their website: 

"The SPLC is the premier U.S. non-profit organization monitoring the activities of domestic hate groups and other extremists – including the Ku Klux Klan, the neo-Nazi movement, neo-Confederatesracist skinheadsblack separatistsantigovernment militias,Christian Identity adherents and others.

We’re currently tracking more than 1,600 extremist groups operating across the country. We publish investigative reports, train law enforcement officers and share key intelligence, and offer expert analysis to the media and public." 

https://www.splcenter.org/

Anti-Bad Vibe

Anti-Bad Vibe

Installation at Brooklyn Fireproof, Bushwick Open Studio 2013

Evil Eyes

Evil Eyes

Ceramic, Gold Leaf, Paint 2014

CERAMIC, mixed media 2015

Protective Eyes

Protective Eyes

Ceramic, Mixed Media 2015