Eye of the Beholder

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Eye of the Beholder

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Human eye portraits were all the rage near the end of the 18th century when they were exchanged by loved ones on small pieces of jewelry. Somerset’s Holbourne Museum is bringing the old world art form back by commissioning the German photographer Bettina von Zwehl to experiment with the unique portraiture. Using her daughter Ruby and her husband David Robinson as her subjects, von Zwehl collaborated with jewelry designer Laura Lee to design a necklace and a ring, which will be available May 22nd.

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