Thursday, 28 March 2013

we never die

“We are travellers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. A little parenthesis in eternity.” Paolo Coelho


Tuesday, 26 March 2013

The Arrival

This piece depicts an uprooting of what British-born Tom describes as a sinking ship - the UK, as he embarks on a new life in Switzerland. A keen singer and Shaun Tan fan, this is a tribute to the wordless novel 'The Arrival', commemorating Tom's decision and courage to up and start a whole new life, embracing the unknown and the adventures that await him.


Friday, 22 March 2013

different, not less

This piece tells the story of a lovely lady's lifelong journey with Aspergers Syndrome. Having travelled a long and arduous road which led to her inner self, she is now able to remove the mask following many years of conformity, elevated with the discovery and acceptance of herself and her link with the universe.  

















































2nd April is World Autism Awareness Day, which highlights the need to help improve the lives of children and adults who suffer from the disorder so they can lead full and meaningful lives.

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Making a Killing


























Today marks the 10 year anniversary of the start of the Iraq war. Ten years of unprecedented violence and large scale massacres of civilians in a region possessing the world's second largest known oil reserves. This was an illegal war of aggression based on false evidence, fabrication and an unrelenting propaganda campaign. There were of course no weapons of mass destruction, no links to Al Qaeda. There was also no legal case...the invasion and attack was without sanction from the United Nations Security Council. 

Before the 2003 invasion, Iraq's domestic oil industry was fully nationalised and closed to Western oil companies. A decade of war later, it is largely privatised and utterly dominated by foreign firms.
This immoral catastrophe, staggering in the criminality of both its planning and execution, is nothing more than an example of corporate driven Imperialism.
Those responsible should now be brought to justice for their horrifying and unforgivable crimes of war and against humanity.

Friday, 15 March 2013

live the life you love....


Romain, an avid skier who spends his days in the mountains, living out his passion, wanted this quote illustrated to represent his approach to life....

“When you stop doing things for fun you might as well be dead.” - Ernest Hemingway 


Thursday, 14 March 2013

happy birthday albert!

“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.” 


'Wider Circle' - Expanded Eye

Monday, 4 March 2013

justMAD 2013

Below are photos of our latest exhibition for Conquering Rooftops at JustMad International Contemporary Art Fair - Madrid. We created an 8-piece series of surreal storytelling, exploring the complex and inextricable link between man, nature and the universe - using mixed media techniques to symbolise a journey of exploration and discovery.





















































































































































More photos HERE

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We have a shiny new website people.... expandedeye.co.uk Check it out!

Friday, 1 March 2013

all the world's a stage...

























Miran, the moustached gentleman, travelled from Croatia to have his story told on skin. An actor and theatre director, this piece encompasses his passion for the stage as well as his love for painting, cats and bowler hats.