Understanding the littoral zone as the transitional space where creativity is at its most extreme and profound, Quinn appropriates this scientific concept and gives it an artistic meaning. His paintings of the eye reflect this understanding. By focusing on the iris, the human body's "doorway to the world", Quinn invites the viewer to think about how the eye functions as both a biological machine and also as the symbols of our individual worldviews.
Quinn highlights this point in "The New Eye" by overlaying the continents on the image of the eye, turning the eye into a globe. Thus Quinn transforms the eye from the main instrument by which we see the physical world, and create and experience the visual arts into the art work itself.
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