Thursday, May 14, 2009

third eye sunglasses



In 2002 I traveled to the Peruvian rainforest to meet with an “ayahuascero” – a shaman who works in particular with ayahuasca, a very powerful vision-enhancing elixir. For me, the plant medicine provided a range of extremely intense experiences, mostly involving the procreative properties of sound. During one  particular “journey”, I traveled to another planet where Jesus was debarking from a spacecraft wearing a white sparkly Elvis costume. He was also wearing sunglasses with an extra lens for the third eye. I said, “Nice glasses!” and Jesus replied, “Alyce, these are for you.” Since this experience I have been collecting pairs of glasses and reassembling them in an effort to recreate the glasses in my vision.

8 comments:

mudpuppy said...

1. where can i get these 2. love that they are rose colored, does that make seeing out of your third eye make the world better?

alyce b. obvious said...

right now they're i'm making them one at a time from thrift store sunglasses - no two alike. yes, i find rose-colored is a good choice for the third eye. :)

Mick said...

sounds like a very interesting and spiritual experience, I dont think these would fit in with my fashion style though lol

Unknown said...

Alyce, Hi I'm a facebook friend with Adam Overton and live in studio city. I saw your beautiful 3rd eye sunglasses art and would love to know if you have any for sale currently, and how much? I, too, love the rose colored but I also am open to turquoise, purple, vibrant blue and white ( my fave chakra colors)! Hey, there's an idea--you could do "chakra sunglasses"! I'm not a crafty gal like you but I'm an idea woman and love to share inspiration.:) wondering if you have a shop or if you do art fairs or you don't normally sell your art, you just post it for viewing? ~Blessings, Lisa Ann

alyce b. obvious said...

hello lisa ann, thanks for your interest in the 3rd eye glasses! the pair in the picture was sold long ago. currently i don't have any new pairs on hand...i make these only when the perfect glasses appear. someday soon i do plan to put a philosoprop shop on my website at http://www.alycesantoro.com where i'll be posting one-of-a-kind pieces and multiples...please do come check back on occasion! :)

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alyce b. obvious said...

hello all, just an update on this project – apparently prince is about to come out with a new album, on the cover of which he is wearing a set of 3rd eye sunglasses...i have written a blog post about this at one of my other blogs:

http://alycesantoro.blogspot.com/2014/09/soften-glare-of-mystical-illumination.html

i currently have one set of 3rd eye sunglasses available in my pop-up shop for the month of september 2014 – anyone still interested in having a pair, please come take a look!

http://alycesantoro.com/philosoprops_pop_up_shop.html

Hanni Egal said...

Hi. I really REALLY love your sunglasses. And I know you were selling it, but I'm wondering if maybe possibly you have more of those glasses? I'm a HUGE prince fan and I LOVE THOSE SHADES!!! Please email me if you can. My email is Egalx012@umn.edu



Thanks
Hanni