About this artwork
Artist David Shepherd paints a hyperrealistic portrait of a woman adorned with white flowers. The eye is like a fingerprint, it uniquely identifies us, says David. Yet it's unclear who the model is, where they come from, what religion they follow, and sometimes even what sex they are. The piece explores the dichotomy between the uniqueness of each person and the universal beauty that each eye carries. David acknowledges that on the surface we are different, yet underneath on a genetic level, we are almost identical.