I Only Have Googly Eyes For You
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I Only Have Googly Eyes For You

Emma Flannery Lawrence Healey and Richard Rosenbaum are at it again. Last summer, they constructed faces along Queen Street West by sticking googly eyes on inanimate objects; this summer, they’ve done the same along Bloor Street West. “We decided to do this when—about a year ago—we realized that there is literally nothing that cannot be made more hilarious with the addition of googly eyes,” Healey told Torontoist. “We look either for things that look like they need eyes (certain objects, like newspaper boxes or crosswalk buttons, fit this description perfectly) or things that already have faces where we can just place the googly eyes. The thing is that once you spend enough time scouting out things that look like little faces, you start seeing them everywhere. I’ve been fighting off the urge to stick googly eyes on all of my belongings, the back of my cat’s head, [and] the Queen on every twenty dollar bill…”
All photos by Emma Flannery Lawrence Healey and Richard Rosenbaum.