This listing is for a wall plaque in the design of an eye with VERY distinct and unique coloring. Upon closer inspection, you will see that the iris is a camera shutter. The binary code around the eye translates to the word “OBEY” on each side of the pupil. This is a “big brother” style reference to the beloved novel “1984” written by George Orwell.
This plaque comes in 6″, 8″, 10″ and 12″ sizes (size references the longest dimension of the plaque… the 6″ plaque could be 1″ x 6″, 3″ x 6″ or 6″ x 6″ for example). Laser engraved on (and cut out of) baltic birch plywood or reclaimed wood and hand painted then sealed.
“Nineteen Eighty-Four (also stylised as 1984) is a dystopian social science fiction novel and cautionary tale written by the English writer George Orwell. It was published on 8 June 1949 by Secker & Warburg as Orwell’s ninth and final book completed in his lifetime. Thematically, it centres on the consequences of totalitarianism, mass surveillance and repressive regimentation of people and behaviours within society. Orwell, a democratic socialist, modelled the authoritarian state in the novel on Stalinist Russia and Nazi Germany. More broadly, the novel examines the role of truth and facts within societies and the ways in which they can be manipulated.
The story takes place in an imagined future in the year 1984, when much of the world is in perpetual war. Great Britain, now known as Airstrip One, has become a province of the totalitarian superstate Oceania, which is led by Big Brother, a dictatorial leader supported by an intense cult of personality manufactured by the Party’s Thought Police. Through the Ministry of Truth, the Party engages in omnipresent government surveillance, historical negationism, and constant propaganda to persecute individuality and independent thinking.
The protagonist, Winston Smith, is a diligent mid-level worker at the Ministry of Truth who secretly hates the Party and dreams of rebellion. He keeps a forbidden diary and begins a relationship with his colleague Julia, and they learn about a shadowy resistance group called the Brotherhood. However, their contact with the Brotherhood turns out to be a Party agent, and Smith is arrested. He is subjected to months of psychological manipulation and torture by the Ministry of Love and is released once he has come to love Big Brother.” – Wikipedia