Shirky's Eye #painting #drawing

2016

A series of works based on Clay Shirky's Twitter profile picture.

Clay Shirky is a professor of mine, and I did this series because Shirky’s Twitter profile picture is his very intense eye.

Shirky's Twitter Profile Picture
Shirky’s Twitter Profile Picture
Shirky's Eye - Painting
Shirky’s Eye (2016), acrylic on wood panel, 30 x 30 cm (11.8 x 11.8 in).
Shirky's Eye - Whiteboard
Shirky’s Eye (2016) displayed against a whiteboard outside Shirky’s office at NYU Shanghai, where his latest tweet is manually updated, with comments from random people.
Shirky's Eye - Drawing Shirky's Eye - Mandarinizer
Shirky’s Eye (2017), graphite on paper, 20 x 20 cm (7.9 x 7.9 in). Shirky’s Eye (2017), created with Mandarinizer, 32 x 32 char.
Shirky's Eye - Minus E
Shirky’s Eye (2017), created by Minus E, ink on paper, 350 x 350 cm (137.8 x 137.8 in).