Within and Without
About this artwork
In this hyperrealistic painting of a close-up view of an eye framed by delicate white flowers, artist David Shepherd investigates taking people out of gender. Today, parents try to interpret their child's gender, says David. Should teenagers have the right to transition? Some people want to be a fox hiding in the flowers. The viewer cannot know if the model is a man or woman, a boy or girl. Regardless all people are beautiful. Our eyes are a window to our souls - what is within us is what is important.