The Story – ADMIT No Evil
To admit no evil is to take no accountability for your mistakes or wrongdoings that you might have committed in the past. You never know how your admission of guilt for past misdeeds can be used to unfairly persecute you. One has to be mindful of what they are willing to take responsibility for.
The Wise Woman in this original painting has her back towards the viewer, with her luscious locks cascading down her back and her coloured hands folded behind her head. She seems to be caught in a compromised position, where she is being made to take account of her actions and justify her intentions behind them. However, the Wise Woman is shrouded in mystery as we cannot see who she is and hence cannot make her admit to anything that she does not want to. Even with her hands behind her, she is the one in control…
The Wise Women
“SEE NO EVIL. HEAR NO EVIL. SPEAK NO EVIL. THINK NO EVIL. DO NO EVIL. ADMIT NO EVIL. POST NO EVIL.”
Inspired by the ancient Japanese proverb of the Three Wise Monkeys, this series is a modern-day interpretation of the iconic pictorial maxim. Building on a previous series of artworks titled, The Three Wise Women, four new tenets are added to the original proverb. In this series, each original painting features a wise woman as an allegorical representation of each tenant of the proverb. The front-view portraits of the women are meant to evoke a sense of philosophical curiosity within the viewers, making them question the intentionality and virtues that they choose to live their lives by. Framed in dramatic poses, these wise women may amuse you with their coy expressions and vibrantly painted hands, but underneath their monochromatic beauty lies an invitation to explore the vivid spectrum of our morality and actions.
The vision… “When I was creating the Wise Women series, I had envisioned a show which would accomplish two main goals: showcase the artworks from the collection and provide an immersive experience highlighting how I have adopted NFTs into my art practice. This show is intended to be a gateway for curious minds who have heard about NFTs but have yet to experience its artistic potential firsthand. With this show, I will be creating a singular space for interested visitors to come in and witness a beautiful union between art and technology.”
The Artwork’s Medium
The artwork is a traditional hand-painted acrylic painting on cotton canvas (120x80cm) with decorative concrete frames, sold with a paper certificate of authenticity and an NFT transferred to the buyer’s crypto wallet, for provenance.
Paintings are delivered worldwide by first tier fast courier companies (e.g. FedEx, DHL, UPS or Aramex).
Free shipping is available within the UAE for any order. A flat shipping rate of USD 450 is applicable to worldwide deliveries for the original artwork stretched and framed (except for UAE, it is free), this rate covers the special protective packaging, stretching, export custom clearance charges and large parcel door to door delivery courier charges.