If you have read the The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald you should have come across this name – Doctor T.J. Eckleburg.
Yes, it comes as a reference to the iconic blue eyes that over look the The Valley of Ashes.
The author describes the eyes as
“But above the gray land and the spasms of bleak dust which drift endlessly over it, you perceive, after a moment, the eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg. The eyes of Doctor T. J. Eckleburg are blue and gigantic — their irises are one yard high. They look out of no face, but, instead, from a pair of enormous yellow spectacles which pass over a nonexistent nose.”
The eyes symbolize the loss of Spirituality, Corruption and the commercialization that took over American Lives during the 20th Century. I came across the film “The Great Gatsby” by Baz Luhrmann before i read the book and the way he portrayed the eyes left a certain impact within me.
What I wanted to next was to recreate it 🙂
I fired up my trusted Vector Art drawing software Inkscape and in no time I got something what I wanted
P.s. You can use it on your Facebook Timeline Cover Photo’s as long as you don’t erase the image label and the bottom label .
DO link the CC license
An Inkscape Tutorial on creating these eyes will be on the way soon 🙂
If you want wallpaper/background size just leave a comment 🙂
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The Eyes of Doctor T.J. Eckleburg by bull500 is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.