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Eyeing Things Up

It’s so much fun to imagine “What if inanimate objects weren’t inanimate?”  We’ve tried this in movies, such as Toy Story and The Brave Little Toaster and even in Transformers (I love when the AllSpark brings the cell phone and the Mountain Dew dispenser to life!).  To imagine is to stretch our minds and wonder “What if?”

There are certain ways to expand imagination in this arena, one being the addition of eyes to random objects.  There are some artists who have done this, such as  or http://www.buzzfeed.com/lindseyweber/inanimate-objects-with-googly-eyes-ru, and it really changes your view of things.  Adding eyes to a cucumber gives you Larry the Cucumber– and makes it harder to eat.  When we add eyes to everyday things, it makes us much more aware of how we treat things, animals, people, ourselves.  It’s a good wake-me-up.

If you want to try and experiment on eyeing things up (giving eyes to inanimate objects to elevate their significance), you can either:

1. Order some eye kits from ThinkGeek http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/9866/

2. Make your own eyes from styrofoam, stickers, paint, paper, or other supplies.

Add some eyes somewhere to gain a new perspective!

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