Seyo Cizmic is an artist based out of San Diego, California. In 1995, he received his MFA and he currently makes a wide variety of paintings, sculptures, and composite objects. While his background and training are in painting, Cizmic works frequently on sculptures that are surreal, Dada-inspired, and often pleasantly absurd. Cizmic enjoys transforming everyday objects, from hammers, nails, or pencils, into confounding and often humorous creations. His works often carry with them a political symbolism, such as his sculptures of guns rendered obsolete, showing how the objects we use regularly can be deeply culturally significant and relay to us truths about our society. Working frequently with the theme of religion, Cizmic juxtaposes images of Christianity with violence, gold with blood. Yet just as his sculptures get serious, he lightens things up. Cyclops' Shades is a pair of floral sunglasses containing only one lens. With pieces like this, Cizmic shows us that we can address life's hardest questions with a sense of humor.