On July 7, 2010 Chicago was invaded by a three-story-tall sculpture of an eyeball. Artist Tony Tasset modeled the giant sculpture after his own eyes. Fittingly titled "Eye," the oversized piece was put on public view in the Windy City's Pritzker Park. After building the giant orb from 24 pieces of fiberglass, Tasset and a team of assistants primed the peeper; coated it with off-white paint; and added hundreds of veins, a detailed blue iris and a black pupil. The giant piece will be on display at the small downtown park through Oct. 31.
Jennifer Viscusi, O.D.