Eye 2 Eye
Eye 2 Eye depicts the early moments of what could become a meaningful friendship for two new and very different acquaintances. The soft and fluffy, curious cat and the hard and angular machine, both creatures of the street, examine each other closely, recognizing one thing they have in common: green eyes. The mural is a metaphor for everyone being able to find commonalities with each other, even if they are from different worlds.
Dan Handskillz is a commercial artist, muralist, street artist, illustrator, and graphic designer working in Indianapolis. Growing up near this site, his love for art began by reading graffiti magazines, watching “Style Wars,” and learning from his friends. He was drawn to the medium by the community and social aspects that surround it–but he admits he was “just a kid who loved comics and graffiti” and started doing graffiti art in his first crew while still in high school. A graduate of Herron School of Art + Design, IUPUI, Dan began by studying painting and eventually switched to general fine art. He and his old high-school crew eventually went into business together and worked as a team on commissioned graffiti-style murals from 2010-2019 under the name Fantastic Aerosol Brothers (FAB) Crew. Dan was also instrumental in organizing the annual Subsurface graffiti jam, which ran from 2002-2015. Currently a freelance illustrator, Dan continues to create commissioned murals, and has worked for clients as varied as the Indiana Pacers, IndyGo, Red Bull, Subaru, Uber, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
This mural was created in 2021 as part of the Jiffy Lube Murals, a collaboration between Jiffy Lube of Indiana and the Arts Council of Indianapolis.