The No Evil images are the part of my larger ongoing work “Glimpses of the unfamiliar”.

The lines Hear no Evil, See no Evil, Speak no Evil (and often the fourth line Do no Evil) were first embodied in the 17th century in Japan, incorporating the Code of Conduct by Confucius. Having to convince “The three Wise monkeys” that one is pure of heart, is made borderline impossible when one is blind, one is deaf and one is dumb, leaving the further path to enlightenment sparingly lit.

This humble modern approach to the depiction turns the worm in a sence, as the images depict a vulnerable solitary female trying to convince the viewer that she - despite her appearance as a sensual modern woman, sees - hears - speaks and does no evil.

I hope you, as a wise monkey, will enjoy my work and please feel free to leave me a comment or to share my website!

-Kristoffer Eide

Mizaru - See No Evil.   What you see here, let it stay here

Mizaru - See No Evil. What you see here, let it stay here

Iwazaru - Speak No Evil   When you leave here, let it stay here

Iwazaru - Speak No Evil When you leave here, let it stay here

Iwazaru   What you say here, let it stay here

Iwazaru What you say here, let it stay here

Kikazaru - Hear No Evil   What you hear here, let it stay here

Kikazaru - Hear No Evil What you hear here, let it stay here

Shizaru - Do No Evil   What you do here, let it stay here

Shizaru - Do No Evil What you do here, let it stay here

Shizaru   Let it stay here

Shizaru Let it stay here