Rhys Kelly: creating meaningful art

Eyes that tell a story..

Rhys uses her "eye" catching sculptures as a way to express each individual's uniqueness and how we perceive the world around us. 

Why life-sized eye sculptures?

Our fast-paced modern lifestyle makes it difficult to slow down and therefore catch people's attention. So I thought, what better than a giant eyeball to do just that!

What inspired you?

Eyes mean so much to me, you can tell so much about someone by looking into their eyes. From the small details to the vibrant colours, no eye is the same and that is magical. You can say so much without saying a single word by simply looking into someone’s eyes. This is what has inspired my art, each individual’s uniqueness, that one of a kind thing every person carries. I value the things that set us apart and believe it’s what makes people so special; we are essentially all the same, but so different at the same time. The universe is within us all, each one of our eyes is a finger print into our DNA and who we are as a person.

Eye contact feels difficult these days, I notice it whenever I go out, even a simple trip to the grocery store. I don’t know if it’s because I paint eyes all day, or if it’s because we’re all sucked into technology and not living in the present moment. For that reason, eyes mean so much more to me than I’ve ever felt before. I would love to bring more awareness on eye contact, it’s important we continue to share that special connection with each other. I create my jewelry and art installations with hope that people will become inspired and also slow down to look at the beauty that is life through these magical eyes.  

These vibrant art installations will help connect people and spark conversation, offering a whimsical touch to any space. Each piece is carefully hand-painted and created with so much passion and love! Installations can be customized and crafted into any colour, frame or stand.

Eye installations





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