Artist Statement (Bright Eyes): For this image, I wanted to bring out my cat's beautiful eyes. They are the first thing that I see when I look at her, so I wanted to put emphasis on them. It was very tough to get her to look at my camera, though. Whenever I was ready to take a picture of her, she always moved away so that my image was blurry. When I finally was able to get her bright eyes in the picture, I felt relieved. And when I did the mask, it turned out great.