byron peters, decoloneyes

decoloneyes

byron peters, decoloneyes

byron peters, decoloneyes

christopher kline & sol calero, decoloneyes

christopher kline & sol calero, decoloneyes

tar art rat, decoloneyes

tar art rat, decoloneyes

matthew wallrath, decoloneyes

matthew wallrath, decoloneyes

self-portrait, decoloneyes

self-portrait, decoloneyes

i was inspired to create decoloneyes, a cross of the words (and concepts) ‘decolonize’ and ‘eyes’ and pronounced thus, as a result of a trip to the deyoung museum with leslie kneisel. at the end of our excursion, i came upon some inuit snow goggles and was awestruck by their brilliance. i then began to collect scraps of wood from hikes and carve these goggles with my grandfather’s hand tools, later adding bands made of woven canvas strips as a tie-strap. all have been given away as gifts. they work really well, and alarm people. once i was asked if i was wearing a baguette on my face. inuit snow goggles would normally be made of bone but are sometimes fashioned from wood. i’ll make you a custom pair if you contact me. or even better, you can make them yourself!