One Eyed Women 1981-83

Drawing 1983 by Gisele Beaupre

Drawing 1983 by Gisele Beaupre

Drawing/collage 8x10". 1983 by Gisele Beaupre

Drawing 1983 by Gisele Beaupre

Drawing 1983
6 x 12" = $100
ID # GIB-022

Drawing 1 1983
6 x 12" = $100
ID # GIB-018

Drawing/collage 8x10"

Drawing 2 1983
6 x 12" = $100
ID # GIB-019

Figures & Shoes, Etching, 1983 by Gisele Beaupre

The Quilt, Etching, 1983 by Gisele Beaupre

Going Nowhere Fast, Etching, 1983 by Gisele Beaupre

Figures & shoes, etching, 1983 by Gisele Beaupre

Legs & Shoes, Etching
11 x 15" = $100
ID #

The Quilt, Etching, 1983
9 x 12" = $100
ID # GIB-023

Going Nowhere Fast, Etching,
10 x 15" = $100
ID # GIB-025

Figures & shoes, etching
10 x 20" = $100
ID # GIB-028

Hope, One eyed woman series

(Stone) Lithograph 18x24", by Gisele Beaupre

Piece of the Pie, etching 1983 by Gisele Beaupre

Piece of the Pie

8 x 10"= $100
ID # GIB-029

(Stone) Lithograph
18 x 24" = $200
ID# GIB-026

Piece of the Pie
Etching, 1983
18 x 24" = $200
ID # GIB-024

Piece of the Pie, etching
18 x 24" = $200
ID # GIB-031

Body and soul

Tongue, Etching 18x24 by Gisele Beaupre

Etching, 18x24" 1983-84 by Gisele Beaupre

Body & Soul
Colour Litho

Tongue, Etching
18 x 24" = $200
ID # GIB-030

Mandala, Etching,
18x24"= $200.00
ID # GIB-033


Women Bowl

Small pot

ceramic pot


1 eyed Women Bowl
Raku, 15"=$500
ID # GIB-034

1 eyed Women Bowl

1 eyed Women Bowl


ceramic bowl

ceramic bowl

Ceramic bowl


Ceramic Bowl #4

Ceramic Bowl #5

Ceramic Bowl #6



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Comments: The one-eyed woman symbol evolved from the earlier 'Bathtub series' from 1980-81, which explored the issue of feminism and identity. The viewer, the object viewed and the artist who created the image become one experiencer.

The One-Eyed Woman Series was first exhibited at the Ace Art Gallery in Winnipeg in 1984.

Comments on the Cyclopean reference

My use of the One-eyed woman symbol was not consciously related to the male cyclops figure found in Greek mythology, often associated with violence, obedience and fear. My interpretation of the One-eye evolved from a personal search for truth, connectivity and unity.

According to the interpretations of Greek mythology I have read, the male cyclops is considered to be the first creation of the Gods, and therefore closest to them. This is on some level similar to mine in that the one-eye or one "I" is close, even synonymous with the One Being, God, the creator, which is within all forms. Within the ego or inpidual being there seems to be two; ourselves and the other, but in reality it is all one consciousness.

Ultimately, to get beyond the shock of the senses and the baggage of cultural interpretation, we must go into the higher intellect to get to the truth or to the essence of identity. When one lives knowing reality in it's essence, then one starts on the path to self-realization. The thought processes that went into creating this one-eyed woman series was one of many steps leading me towards the highest goal on a soul level: to realize the Absolute Oneness with All That Is. Thankfully I didn't let the male cyclops symbol keep me back! I now see the male cyclops as an esoteric gateway of sorts and only the fearless and innocent can pass!

The male cyclops figure (to me) is a symbol of the taboo against knowing who you really are (Alan Watts; Zen Buddhistm). It was fashioned historically at a time of poverty, brutality and obedience to a patron or an external master. My female cyclops is a symbol of the rebel, going beyond fear towards the quest for self-knowledge.

As the world has progressed towards more self-awareness, the negative association of the cyclops has been diminished. Contemporary images have now been collectively embraced as less menacing and fearful. For example, in the recent "Monsters" movie by Disney, the one-eyed character is seen as just another working stiff (a Scare Assistant).

Created by Gisele Beaupre©