The boy wields a slingshot, but instead of a pebble, he uses his own eye as a projectile. Though the boy may ostensibly reference the story of David and Goliath and Hammurabi’s code of reciprocity, “an eye for an eye”, he is also a representation of my creative struggles, as the target of my ambitions requires an element of self-sacrifice and mutilation.
Graphite and Digital, 2015
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About the Artist
James Jean is a Taiwanese-American visual artist, who was born in Taiwan and raised in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey. He received his education at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, from which he graduated in 2001. Jean is recognized for both his commercial work and fine art gallery work.