Year: 2020 - ongoing
Dimension: 60 x 60 cm | 23.6 x 23.6 in
Number of stitches: over 240,000
Thread length: over 3 km | over 1.9 mi
Thread colours: 15
This amazing embroidery is a part of the 12-piece Living Eyes series, a series of beautiful and intriguing animal-eye close-ups. It can be purchased and admired as a single piece of 30 x 30 cm (11.8 x 11.8 in), or you can get more pieces from the series for your home, office or business premises. The motif is available as two separate smaller embroidered pieces (the left and right eye, respectively), or as a 3-piece set of 30x60 cm (11,8 x 23,6 in), which includes the exclusive third piece of the puzzle to form a unique T-shaped art piece, giving you the perfect gaze into the eyes of the leopard.
This large wild cat's hypnotic eyes lock their prey and if we look closely, we can see the focused thought behind the eyes making complex calculations instinctively while judging distance, terrain, prey fitness and its own capabilities. Dance of nature and evolution, strong and weak, predators and prey, all reflected in the depths of the leopard's eyes. The embroidered threads elevate the vivid colours and create a stark contrast between leopard's fur designed to blend with its environment, and the deep green eyes that to us act like beacons of life and danger from the hidden beast.
In ancient Greece, they believed that a light and even fire emanates from an eye, seizing the surrounding world with its rays. It opens to the world and grasps more than any words can say. And like a portal to one’s inside, it can reveal a lot, even things that cannot or would not be said with words. It really is the window to the soul and the mirror of our world. Gazes of animals are mesmerizing and at the same time a powerful reminder of who we are in this world and of how co-dependent we all are on the planet we share.Get your masterpiece today and sink deep into the beauty of living eyes.