Does our Steel Dragon® evil eye ring have supernatural power?
“Power” is defined, in general, as such an absence of external restriction and limitation that it depends only upon the inward determination of the subject, whether or not it will act.
It goes without saying that one does not have to accept the premise that a piece of jewelry, or indeed any work of art, is imbued with spiritual significance or supernatural power to agree that the artist intended for his efforts to be aesthetically pleasing to the eye.
A related mythology exists today in such characters as Black Panther, Professor Dumbledore, and Supergirl. These fictional “good guys”, and many others, were all created to showcase the embodiment of admirable human qualities and the employment of supernatural powers in the age-old conflict of good against evil.
Given the assumption that there could be something that relates to, or connects a human being’s existence to a supernatural or spiritual element in his or her life, it is not difficult to postulate a physical object that could be imbued with supernatural power. Such an object might enhance a person’s ability to survive or enhance his ability to thwart something that was detrimental to his survival.
Sight is often considered to be the most desirable physical sense, eclipsing taste, smell, touch, and hearing. We can assume that tens of thousands of years ago, primitive man relied primarily upon his vision for survival, and that he would not have survived long without it.
Sight could also be the most important sense in symbology. In Western art, the eye is associated with extra-sensory and psychic perceptions like clairvoyance and precognition (the ability to perceive events in the future).
Almost all the cultures on this planet are replete with stories and fables depicting villains with the ability to cause some unhealthy or supernatural effect with their eyes.
Eyes can also serve a valuable literary purpose by representing the ability to see through physical objects and obstructions, or control or cause damage to enemies. Superman’s X-ray vision, Dracula’s hypnotic stare, and the fiery stare of Lo Pan in “Big Trouble in Little China” are well-known examples.
Contrary to what most people are now told by self-professed historians, the “counter-culture” of the sixties wasn’t embraced by most people. It was a small minority of the youth at the time; people who were sick of the status quo and what they considered the “lying establishment”. On a typical Midwestern college campus in 1968 there might have been a dozen or so “freaks” with long hair.
Today’s Country and Western artists sport pony tails and smoke weed. Not so in the 1960’s! To paraphrase Bob Dylan, “the times they have a-changed”. The “radicals” in the sixties fought hard for women’s rights and racial equality, and as anyone can see today, they made a difference in our culture.
If you’re old enough to have been around in the 1950’s or 1960’s, (and those who were have probably forgotten about it) the “flying eyeball” of Ken Howard, aka “Von Dutch”, is one of the most iconic images of that time period.
Closely following Von Dutch’s revolutionary aesthetic was a group of artists and musicians in San Francisco known as the Jook Savages. Among their ranks was a young artist named Rick Griffin, who, along with Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelly, created some of the most famous rock and roll concert posters of all time.
Griffin fully understood the aesthetic history of his “flying eye”. The image goes all the way back to Egypt and Assyria, and his own description of it included the idea that a flying eye was a metaphor for “seeing beyond the ordinary”.
While the ability of a physical object to hold supernatural power can be disputed, there is no question that many of these works of “eye art” or “eyeball art” can be described as beautiful.
In the spirit of the Egyptians and the Jook Savages, Steel Dragon offers you nine different designs of eye jewelry, including the traditional evil eye, as well as human eye ring, human eye bracelet, human eye necklace and human eye key-chain.