This piece is based upon the story of Saint Lucia, patron saint of the blind. Lucia (or 'Lucy' as she is also known) was a Christian martyr who died in Italy in 304 AD. Legend declares that she plucked out her own eyes to avoid marriage to a pagan suitor, although some versions of Lucia's story describe how they were forcibly removed under torture. The piece features a heavily stylised eye, used by the artist to convey the idea of the 'inner eye', which many believe can transcend physical sight.
SIZE: 130cm x 150cm
MEDIUM: Acrylic paint on canvas