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An ancient prosthetic eye, on a female skeleton dated 2900 and 2800 BCE. The eye has a diameter of 2.5 cm and consists of a light material, probably bitumen paste. The surface is covered with a thin layer of gold, engraved with a central circle (representing the iris) and gold lines patterned like sun rays. The skeleton was 1.82 m tall (6 feet), much taller than ordinary women of the time. An extraordinarily tall woman wearing an engraved golden eye patterned with rays like a tiny sun
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye at The Central Pavilion at the Venice Biennale
Martin Arnold at Martin Janda
Hermann Behrens, Weiblicher Akt mit Tod als Vanitasallegorie (Female Nude with Death as Vanitas Allegory) detail, 1901
After trying to capture a long exposure image of the stars while camping, Chris McCaw accidentally forgot to close the shutter before sunrise. The result was an image so overexposed that the film was physically changed.
Since then, Chris has perfected the process and compiled his work into a fantastic book.
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