THE MIND'S EYE

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Photo by Mary Ellen Matthews
Photo by Mary Ellen Matthews

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The Mind’s Eye is a 25 foot tall surrealist sculpture made of painted, hand formed steel.The artwork is meant to spark wonder and a kind of childlike joy in the eye of its beholder. And it is a monument to overcoming adversity with imagination, humor, and persistence. 

This sculpture was publically unveiled in September 2022 at The Reno Tahoe International Art Show and was an Honoraria Grant awardee from The Burning Man Project

 

 

The Build 2021-2022

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Launa and her mostly volunteer crew used hand forming techniques to create a smooth, curved steel aesthetic. This meticulous process took over a year to complete. Inspiration for the finished look includes large scale art by: Jeff Koons, Salvador Dali, Kaws, and Niki De Saint Phalle.

 

Launa lives in Chinatown in New York City, but relocated temporarily to Tonasket Washington to build alongside Honoraria artist Quill Hyde in the summer of 2021. In April 2022, Launa began the second half of the build in Boise Idaho, with The Xanadu Collective. Collaboration between New York, Washington and Idaho artist communities helped to bring this anticipated sculpture to life making this a unique project involving people from diverse communities across the country. 

Launa Eddy is a multidisciplinary artist based in New York City. Her work is playfully surrealistic, figurative and animalistic - influenced by her wild upbringing among lobstermen, timber wolves, and her studies in anthropology. Launa uses art as a vessel of communication to unlock subconscious thought and feeling. Using playful visuals as an abstractive tool to convey complex emotions, the Launa amplifies these emotions by transforming them through the unadulterated lens of the inner child.