In last week’s post about the Ocean Shoe, I promised to give equal time to the sculptural work that replaced it: this hyper-realistic Eyeball, from the same artist, who is known as Billy Barnacles. I hope you can appreciate my attempted cleverness in waiting patiently to get the eyeball to align with the head of the cyclist in the background. You’re welcome.
If you see the Eyeball, which is mounted on this street sign, located on 13th Street just east of Avenue A, you are going the right way.
I am generally creeped-out by anything having to do with eyeballs, but I love this thing!
The artist actually misspelled his name here. Follow him on Instagram at @billy.barnacles.
Keep New York City Weird.