Alyce Santoro // Conceptual Artist
Third Eye Sunglasses
In 2002 I traveled to the Peruvian rainforest to meet with an "ayahuascero" – a shaman who works in particular with ayahuasca, a very powerful vision-enhancing elixir. For me, the plant medicine provided a range of extremely intense experiences.
During one "journey" in particular, I travelled to another planet where Jesus was debarking from a spacecraft wearing a white sparkly Elvis costume. He was also wearing sunglasses with an extra lens for the third eye. I said, "Nice glasses!" and Jesus replied, "Alyce, these are for you."
Since this experience I have been collecting old pairs of glasses from thrift shops with the intent to recreate the glasses in my vision. I've finally gotten around to assembling a few pairs – this is one of my favorites.
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