Davey decided early on in this project to use computer technology to manipulate photographs of a glass eye and a glass bottle-stopper. He has stated: 'The two are so closely and obviously related. The stopper is a stylised eye. What I liked about it was the light in the object (it looks like a lightbulb), the bubbles, and that the stopper had more light in it than the eye ... The stopper has a lot of the life you would expect to find in its partner.' The objects were photographed in 40 different positions and the film was fed into a computer animation programme. Davey was then able to edit and alter it before translating the resulting compilations to silkscreen.
Gallery label, September 2004