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Woman Collects Rocks, Paints Realistic Eyes On Them And Returns Them For People To Find

Artist Jennifer Allnutt was on a recent residency in Queenstown, Tasmania when she began collecting unique rocks from the area. She decided to start painting eyes on them and returning them to the landscape to be found or lost forever. Queenstown has a very long mining history and there are a lot of very unusual rocks everywhere. This is what sparked the rock collection which eventually turned into a treasure hunt/art project dedicated to the community.

Each rock is uniquely painted featuring a detailed eye.

Woman Collects Rocks, Paints Realistic Eyes On Them And Returns Them For People To Find
Jennifer Allnutt

They’re beautiful and borderline creepy making them so uniquely appealing!

Woman Collects Rocks, Paints Realistic Eyes On Them And Returns Them For People To Find
Jennifer Allnutt

There is no discrimination to the size of rock. She paints them on every rock she finds unique and special.

Woman Collects Rocks, Paints Realistic Eyes On Them And Returns Them For People To Find
Jennifer Allnutt

I love that she leaves them where she found them for the community to enjoy!

Woman Collects Rocks, Paints Realistic Eyes On Them And Returns Them For People To Find
Jennifer Allnutt

The painted rocks have taken on a life of their own and the community absolutely adores them.

Woman Collects Rocks, Paints Realistic Eyes On Them And Returns Them For People To Find
Jennifer Allnutt

I’m amazed at the attention to detail including the sparkles that we all have in our eyes.

Woman Collects Rocks, Paints Realistic Eyes On Them And Returns Them For People To Find
Jennifer Allnutt

I wonder how many rocks are left out there still waiting to be discovered. Just watching the world pass by.

Woman Collects Rocks, Paints Realistic Eyes On Them And Returns Them For People To Find
Jennifer Allnutt

Some rocks will be left forever to sit and watch the world grow older.

Woman Collects Rocks, Paints Realistic Eyes On Them And Returns Them For People To Find
Jennifer Allnutt

Some rocks are going to find a new home with random people that will have their own story.

Woman Collects Rocks, Paints Realistic Eyes On Them And Returns Them For People To Find
Jennifer Allnutt

These rocks have a new life and purpose. As ancient and simple as they are, they now have a different outlook on life.

Woman Collects Rocks, Paints Realistic Eyes On Them And Returns Them For People To Find
Jennifer Allnutt

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The best part about these rocks is that they’re unique and made to be enjoyed! Of course all art is made to be enjoyed but these are more interactive which is what makes them so special. I think that the artist is going to have to keep placing the painted rocks around to keep the hunt alive in her community. That’s what makes these awesome!

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