Preyer, 2019   
Fisting dildo and eye examination slides on a light pad
80 x 50 x 40cm

An urge to cross two symbols — the interior of vision(s) and its nerves, and the praying hand of fetish  — and laying them in the same examination layer. The light pad gives life to the images taken through the holes in the eyes, when pupils are stretched. The light pad also gives the illusion that the hole-stretching hands are levitating from the brightness.

At being positioned on the floor, where the sex toy would probably be, I call the viewers to put their faces closer to the floor and their eyes down, in a similar position to praying, or playing… To examine ideas of stretch.

Shown at the Central Saint Martins’ Open studio event (2019)

© David Leal