Sanzaru or three wise monkeys
Sanzaru (Japanese) are instructional sayings about a general principle or rule for behavior. This is depicted by the three monkeys, who in the Japanese Proverb, associates with good mind, speech and action. Which is similar to the Western world saying “turning a blind eye.” When I did these paintings awhile back I didn’t think I would have revisited the concept but everything sort of fell into place in the past few weeks.
This was the first paintings that I did on the concept and they glow under black light (Which you can see here).
Now, three years later, I started doing these before vacation and seem to be developing a style. Maybe I’ll do more in the next few weeks.