After a recent trip to several Native American sacred lands, California-based artist Doctor Eye found sobriety in solemn nature as he met with different tribes rallying against the impending Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). During his trip, Doctor Eye photographed his surroundings and created a visual road map with his latest hand-embellished editions, Spiritual Guide. Read on as Doctor Eye gives us a glimpse into nearly a dozen newly created original works as well as his latest hand-painted limited edition screen prints available now exclusively on 1xRUN. . .
1x: Tell us a little bit about this piece, is there anything immediate you would like us to highlight?
Doctor Eye: Yes. I would like to mention all the serious global and environmental issues with sacred land being used for oil and water. The water is becoming tainted and polluted, as well as the land with this most recent DAPL. This piece is an interpretation of my travels through New Mexico, Arizona and Oklahoma. The entire time I was taking pictures on throughout the reservations, as well as other sacred land and I embarked on a spiritual quest to document and find spirituality. I visited with the Sioux, Cherokee and of course the Hopi, and during my visit I was able to get off the beaten path and find the meaning of spirit out in the middle of nowhere. Where all you see and hear are the eagles, coyotes, owls, rattlesnakes, the grunt from the horse and the crackle of the fire. Being completely alone — aware of mind, body and spirit — in the middle of nowhere, completely sober gave me a true sense of life completely sober and away from social media and people. I encourage everybody to check out Neil Young’s video below and continue to fight against DAPL.
1x: Was this piece part of a recent theme, series or show that you had?
Doctor Eye: The color series is a new series of color, and another style of colorization, different from my normal ink designs. They’re all original drawings and expressions from all over the world transformed into art.
1x: What materials were used to create this piece ?
Doctor Eye: Acrylic, watercolor, ink, oil and glow-in-the-dark paint, with a touch of Mean Streak.
1x: When was this piece drawn and created?
Doctor Eye: These were all new works created over the last few months leading into 2017.
1x: Tell us a little bit about your process and how the idea and execution came about for this piece?
Doctor Eye: Traveling and visiting Native American tribes I wanted to express my love to Native Americans. The color pieces was an idea I had to express color into my art.
1x: How long did this piece take to complete?
Doctor Eye: 2 months.
1x: What is unique about this piece compared to some of your other work?
Doctor Eye: there all one of a kind and expressions into different times in life.
1x: describe these piece in one gut reaction word.
Doctor Eye: Sacred movement of supernatural awareness.
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1x: It’s been a while since our last release with you, bring us up to speed on what you’ve been up to.
Doctor Eye: I’ve been working hard on new works. Get ready for the summer of 2017.
1x: What do you have planned for 2017? Any big shows or events coming up that you’d like to talk about?
Doctor Eye: im actually planning some new works and new murals and a couple shows in the works as well as a mural with a good friend Fishe.
1xRUN: Anything else you want to add that we didn’t touch on?
Doctor Eye: Special thanks to all my supporters, as well as the great teams over at Modern Multiples, The Seventh Letter, Supervivere Design and 1xRUN.
1xRUN: Where else can people find you?
Doctor Eye: Website Coming Soon – Instagram @doctoreyedesign