"My senses are very sharp, my hearings extremely acute...Does that make me mad? Listen how calmly I can tell you the whole story...TRUE! --nervous --very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease...
"Gib mir deine Augen
Die Augen sind der Seele Pforten
Will sie pflegen, will sie horten
Nun das Glück liegt im Verzicht
Gib sie her du brauchst sie nicht."
"Give me your Eyes
The eyes are the soul of doors
Will take care of them they will hoard
Now happiness lies in renunciation
Give it to me you do not need them."
See no evil eh? The 1st thing that popped into my head when I saw this was the saying "Justice is Blind". The last line really stands out to me, it's as if it's saying that since the person is unhappy they don't deserve to see let alone enjoy the pleasure of sight.
When I painted this, I had no idea who the photo was (I don't watch TV). Someone told me she's an actress named Ali Larter. I just thought she'd make a nice portrait. The hair was fun to do. She has an unusual smile here. A pretty lady.