This is a clay sculpture of and evil eye. The evil eye has palace in many western asian religions as well as Islam and Judaism. The idea is that the evil eye is a curse that is inflicted with a glance that brings misfortune. The eye is also a talisman in the shape of an eye or a hand with an eye in the palm that can ward off the curse. The piece I created is based on the Indian version of the eye called a Hamsa.
The piece is my first real experience with the material Super Sculpy. I hardened this piece with a heat gun and painted the eyeball with water color gauche. I also smoothed the clay by brushing a rubbing alcohol before hardening. Below is a gallery of the finished piece and pictures before painting and smoothing.