You may or may not be familiar with the act of ‘eyebombing’. It’s pretty easy to guess what the practice involves based on its name but we’ll lay it out for you anyway! Eyebombing is when you stick googly eyes on anything of your choosing with the purpose of making other people smile. The trend is occurring all over the world but today we’re going to focus on Bulgaria.
A street artist called Vanyu Krastev has been creating some rather eye catching works! Take a look below to see some examples, it really is amazing how much of a difference putting googly eyes on broken things makes!
What are googly eyes?
The googly eyes used are available in a range of sizes from 4.8mm to over 76mm! They are commonly made from a hard, transparent shell made from plastic.
Inside, the shell holds a black disk that can move freely within its casing.
You can get them in a variety of colors and as these images prove, they are great for giving any object a personality!
To sum things up, googly eyes are great!
However, don’t just take our word for it, keep going to see more awesome examples of googly eyes on broken things!
‘About The Initiative’
Eyebombing allows us to look at the world around us in a different light. The website dedicated to eyebombing wants to achieve mass placement of googly eyes in the hopes of bringing a smile to the faces of people who feel stuck in a boring everyday life.
Furthermore, they explain that ‘what distinguishes eyebombing from other art forms of street art is that here it does not have the ego of the artist seeking expression and reputation’.
In conclusion, this is one trend and art form that we really love! It’s crazy how the act of putting googly eyes on broken things can really bring joy to so many people.