Friday, October 09, 2009

These large mysterious eyes started to appear along the quai of Ile St. Louis at the end of September 

and continued across several bridges

These, along with other images were installed for Nuit Blanche, an annual all night festival with venues spread around the city.  

Be sure to note the people on the quai and the bridge to get a sense of the enormity of these images.  Up close, the image itself disappears as the texture of the subject and the stone walls takes over.

This is all part of a much larger project called Women Are Heroes - check it out and watch the videos, particularly the extract for the upcoming movie and the one posted Oct. 8th which shows the mural being applied... It's worth a few minutes!


Virginia said...

I saw a bit of this on Eric's blog I think. AMazing. I am always blown away by what Paris comes up with on a regular basis. These are wonderful images. I will check your link. Thanks for that. And BTW, we have had rain, rain and more rain in B'ham. I"m feeling moldy! HA
I love Paris when it drizzles.......and when it doesn't! :)

Polly said...

These were meant to be temporary, but I hate to see them slowly peeling away now...

You are right, Paris seems SO open to experiments and to art. There's always something surprising going on!

Virginia Vanneman said...

I love this project...seeing this art in such a magnificent space makes sigh.. longing to be in Paris. How wonderful for you to be able to be there to experience eyes...and celebrity dawgs.