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The "penetrating gaze" of the artist

Readers may be familiar with Smiley Face (pictured above), created in 1963 by Harvey Ball. Before Smiley, humans had no way to graphically represent the happy feelings they experienced inside.

Friend of OPE (and caretaker of Kurt's bike) Doug has long enjoyed drawing Smiley Face. After many years of meditation on Smiley, and utilizing the artist's "penetrating gaze," Doug was able to decipher some of Smiley's mysteries. Though Smiley has only ever let himself be seen in full frontal view, Doug was able, after much reflection, to draw this profile of S.


Blogger Don, American Idle said...

. . . and all this time we thought he was a sphere.

3:31 PM  
Blogger Cody Stout said...

DO not let Walmart see this!

10:59 PM  
Blogger Merle Sneed said...

Thank God Doug broke the code.

6:22 AM  
Blogger Perpetual Chocoholic said...

He didn't start out that way I'm sure. After that many years of course he's a bit deflated.

6:54 AM  
Blogger Megan said...

Never heard of it. The 'gaze' I mean.

10:54 PM  
Blogger tony said...

Lord! It's Like Looking In A Mirror!

4:07 AM  
Anonymous Diane said...

this one still makes me laugh!

6:21 PM  
Blogger Kurt said...


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Blogger alxhrs said...

This rules!

9:15 PM  
Blogger Kurt said...


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Blogger tony said...


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