Margrét Guðmundsdóttir is recent BA graduate in Visual Communication. Her final project is called Watchful Eyes.

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According to the designer,

The eyes play a pivotal role in a person‘s life. They lead us forward, acting as security cameras, always on the lookout; a mystical window to the soul. Eyes are sensitive and partly defenseless organs but always aware, as if they are anticipating the sight of prey – ready to defend against evil doings and, or, attack. The eyes protect the body against a variety of mishaps and can predict upcoming movements and occurances in the environment. Through eyes we can read a person for they radiate a mysterious energy.

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All across the world are superstitions and legends concerning eyes; both perceived positively and negatively. In some cases one can read a person by the color of their eyes or their shape and in other cases a person can have an „evil eye“ – a powerful force that can occur when a person experiences feelings of envy. Evil eyes project negative energy onto others. Artifacts to defend against such have existed for centuries.
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Protective artifacts come in all kinds of shapes and sizes. The protective mobile are extra eyes that defend those within its line of sight against the evil eye and the negative forces it possesses. The mobile wards them off and prevents any foul advances in the area one chooses to locate it.
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This is our second edition of our yearly round-up of final projects by brand new designers graduating from the Iceland Academy of the ArtsSee all our posts on the student works  here.


Images Courtesy of Margrét Guðmundsdóttir