Montreal Ovoids, John Bennett (Haida), Limited edition lithograph /28, 32" x 25 1/2", $800 framed

Original size is 3843 × 2967 pixels

This image allows the audience to look into a cityscape in a way that is meant to be voyeuristic despite the wide shot. The theme of panopticism becomes more pronounced through a massive portrayal of eyes spanning the page, hinting at the use of telescopes or binoculars to peer into windows. Bennett evokes questions regarding autonomy when living in a city, suggesting something may be forfeit by living in a metropolis. There may be a naivety in feeling autonomous while never knowing who may be observing and capturing one’s movements at any given moment.