Staring at the Sun

When I was younger, I constantly stared at the sun. I remember loving the idea of seeing something so bright, that it was dangerous. I created these sunglasses based on a prompt given in my second semester design class, asking me to create something from a subject I both loved and hated. Despite how warm and inviting staring at the sun is, I was constantly reminded that if I did I would go blind. My vision is something so sacred to me that losing it based on something I loved to look at would make me frustrated. The round sunglasses reflect the shattering of vision, while the bubbly sunglasses present the awakening feeling that staring at the sun gave me. They reflect hate and love respectively. I laser cut plywood and secured the glasses with hinges, finishing them with a black lacquer.

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