"Må jeg spise dine øjne" . Nargiz . Fine liner
Original fine liner work
Media: Fine liner
19 x 25 cm
Signed by the artist
What happens when we translate transferring meaning into literal meaning?
The art work is inspired by 'Art based research', where Nargizkunst investigates the language.
In Azerbaijani you say 'May I eat your eyes' or 'May I eat your heart/ tongue' when you see a beautiful person and want to compliment them. Translating the saying directly makes the compliment absurd.
Nargizkunst was born in Azerberjan and moved to Denmark in 2004, and now resides in Copenhagen.