About this artwork
I endeavor to make paintings that are calming and pleasurable to look at, says artist David Shepherd. In this hyperrealistic painting of a close-up view of an eye framed by delicate flowers, David investigates taking people out of gender. Today and in the future, more and more people will use science to change themselves, says David. The viewer cannot know if the model is a man or woman, a boy or girl. Regardless of this, all people are beautiful. Our eyes are a window to our souls, which is the truth of who we are.