“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 that has been subject to extensive philosophical and political commentary. Building on a previous series of artworks titled, The Three Wise Women, these paintings update the proverb to better suit the human condition of existing in this fast-paced world, with four new tenets added to the original proverb:
Think no evil. Do no evil. Admit no evil. Post no evil.
In this art series, each artwork features a wise woman as an allegorical representation of each tenant of the updated 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.