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Based on the tale of "Mizaru, Kikazaru, and Iwazaru" in Japanese culture and popularized as the 3 wise monkeys in Western culture, I decided to construct African inspired masks using a series of wooden planes to represent SEE (ona) no evil, SPEAK (ongea) no evil and HEAR (sikia) no evil. I decided to use the African symbolism not only because I have interest in African culture but to show the "universatility" of the saying.

~ our eyes have been poisoned by the world, yet we continue to look ~

~ from our mouths spew glittering generalities, yet we continue to speak ~

~ our ears bleed from the shit we feed them, yet we continue to listen ~

assorted woods, acrylic paint, raffia

3D Design Final
Professor: George Bauer
Savannah College of Art and Design 2009