All Seeing Eye, Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 30"X30"
The painting “All Seeing Eye” is a close-cropped self-portrait composed and segmented to form a keyhole which shields the third eye, also called the mind's eye, or inner eye. Formally, Batcules utilizes a combination of coloured pencil and oil paint on canvas to create a multi-dimensional effect of background and foreground as the thick texture of the radiating paint lies above the soft blended pencil below. The third eye or invisible eye located in the centre of the brow is a mystical and esoteric concept providing perception beyond ordinary sight, which refers to the gate that leads to inner realms and spaces of higher consciousness. In this painting the third eye is shielded behind the edge of keyhole emphasizing the protection of private innermost thoughts and feelings and the fact a key is required to unlock deeper spiritual secrets held within.