Stan Hunter, All Seeing, 1998, pastel on paper
All Seeing shows the difference between looking and seeing. Looking involves a quest, a search for something outside yourself. The search can be for acceptance, exoneration or to shift blame. Seeing is discerning one’s own place in the world. Wisdom, a quality associated with owls, is found in the natural world and is inherent, not learned. Which is not always the case in the human realm. Stan Hunter’s journey of rehabilitation and healing involves both learning to look and see. It also acknowledges that the natural world’s eyes may be watching us until we learn to look out for ourselves.