The Series came to me when my husband was diagnosed with a brain cyst the size of a golf ball in 2008. As his mental and emotional state would change on occasion with the pressure on his frontal lobe (by the cyst), I would notice changes in his eyes. Slight variations in shape of pupil..often enlarged while the other was dilated, slight shift in colour. With his diagnosis came much fear as I did not know if this was something that could potentially be life threatening for him. Being the romantic that I am, I started research and reading and painting his eyes just in case I would loose him. Through my research and love of history I stumbled upon Marie Antoinette’s invention of ‘Lover’s eye’ and Shakespearean reference.