Flora Borsi, an innovative artist, has taken a unique approach to self-portraiture by blending herself with various animals in her captivating series, Animeyed, and its follow-up, Animeyed II.
In these striking images, Borsi artistically shares one of her eyes with an animal, ranging from fluffy rabbits to tiny beetles, while dressing and applying makeup to match her subjects.
Borsi reveals that some of the creatures in Animeyed II hold personal significance for her as they resonate with her experiences.
She explains to My Modern Met, “My favorite is the black swan since they’re treated in the animal world how I’ve been treated in the past. Not accepted for being different.”
In this particular image, Borsi employs Photoshop and digital retouching techniques to create a dramatic, feathery eye that symbolically connects her to the black swan.
The overarching aim of both Animeyed series is to remind people of the importance of treating all animals with respect. Borsi hopes her work highlights the beauty and uniqueness of the animal kingdom, emphasizing the need for kindness towards every species, from fish to swans.
Flora Borsi’s mesmerizing Animeyed II series showcases the artist skillfully sharing an eye with creatures from the animal kingdom.
Via: My Modern Met