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14,000 Eyeglass Lenses Form This Shimmering Art Installation

14,000 used eyeglass lenses make up this giant circular art installation on the facade of Istanbul's Pera Museum. The installation—entitled sea/see/saw and designed by Canadian artists Caitlind R.C. Brown, and Wayne Garrett— finds aesthetic and conceptual resonance in found objects. "After witnessing the complexity of the city, eyeglass lenses seemed like a beautiful metaphor for sight, vision, and shifts in collective perspective," explain the artists. It reflects the view of the busy street across, mirrors the ripples of the Bosphorus river in the distance, shimmers in the glinting sunlight, and, perhaps the best part, rustles along with the wind; this work of art seems to capture the various facets of Istanbul itself.


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