The Observer Badge
A badge of Turk's painting of an eye diagram on bronze background.
Appropriating the traditional scientific diagram used to indicate the sight line of an eye in relation to a physical phenomenon, The Observer considers how the literal act of looking is transferred into the visual code for “looking”. The Observer refers to the act of observation translated into this diagrammatic code but also the act of the viewer as they, in turn, gaze at the artwork. A code not only for looking outwards but for the psychological act of looking inwards, like the symbolic eye in the work of Magritte, The Observer also gives a wink to the metaphorical “third eye” which sees that which is not physically visible.