I met Jonathan Windham while in Austin working on a benefit art exhibition. He contributed an incredible scratchboard piece to the show that came with an artist statement that, on a particularly difficult day, made us all cry. Usually Jon does not make me cry.
His Eyes Project is stunning. ‘The eyes are the window to the soul’, they say, and these portraits teleport you right there. If it’s not enough just to stare into the depths of a scratched elephant eye, maybe the fact that half the proceeds from the sale of the pieces go to non-profit animal rights/protection groups will incite you to go here and select one to call your own.