Artists have long explored the mystery of the push and pull power of the eyes in portraiture. Looking into the eyes of another, it is possible to be pulled into an ethical dialectic that perhaps may point to the infinite. The open or closed position of the eyelid is often associated with life or death. The blink is regularly used to signal brevity. Our project titled, Cherub, covers one side of The Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library with eyes from students, faculty, and staff: from Yale College, Yale Divinity School, and Yale Institute of Sacred Music. By Jon Seals and Franklyn Zhu.
"Lux: Ideas through Light" presented an exhibition of light projections featuring Yale research transformed through art. It was on view April 10–12, 8pm nightly in Beinecke Plaza. http://lux.yale.edu/