“It knows when you are sleeping,
It knows when you’re awake,
It knows if you’ve been bad or good,
So be good for goodness sake…”

Everybody has a dark side, it must be there in order to balance the more positive attributes of the psyche.

Like an opportunistic virus, it wanders the darkest recesses of our minds, waiting, listening, looking and anticipating a momentary weakness, sudden rage or hesitation so that it can leap to the fore. There is no escaping our dark side, the trick is to recognise and control it.

In this image I have used the ancient symbolism of “All seeing, all knowing”, the hand with the eye.

I have given it spider-like legs to emphasise it’s incidious movement in the darkest recesses of the psyche, represented by the old pipework and rubble.

I purposely shot it so that the eye is straight on to the viewer, giving the impression that is always follows you.


dark, hand, conscience


  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryover 5 years ago

    Outstanding work Mark! The “all seeing eye” is kind of a creepy symbol to me. It’s almost like it looks right into the soul of the observer of the image.

  • Helen,

    Many thanks….I shot it front on so the viewer always feels as though the eye is looking directly at them.

    – Mark Moskvitch

  • Marco Britti
    Marco Brittiover 5 years ago

    Great image Mark

  • Marco,

    Many thanks for looking….glad you like it…

    – Mark Moskvitch

  • studioboganne
    studioboganneover 5 years ago

    very BeetleJuice – creepy but nice!

  • Peter,

    many thanks…just what I was after….a little disturbing but not so much as to stop viewers….

    – Mark Moskvitch

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