“This sculpture is a playful look at the idea of good and evil. We are all familiar with the three monkeys sitting in line: They see no evil, hear no evil or speak no evil. But their impression is if one hides from evil, it does not exist.
The angel opens the monkey’s eyes for him to see that good balances evil and the greatest gift is the free will to choose. But hopefully, this rather weighty subject is offset by the sense of the young angel playing a game with the monkey and having fun.” – Michael Parkes
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The Chinese philosophy of yin and yang is a strong example of the concept of dualism. When the negative aspect of yin is balanced with the positive aspect of yang, the two elements balance each other through interconnectivity. In short, one cannot exist or thrive without the other. In the great scheme of things, yin and yang, although contrasting forces, dictate the course of life.
In See No Evil, Parkes paints a playful depiction of good and evil. The angel shows the monkey that what he believes is evil isn’t necessarily so. For good to outdo the evil in this world, it must be willing to reveal its true self.
By example and kindness, the good can influence evil to turn. The artist captures this deep concept in See No Evil through a bit of humor that serves as a great example of how evil can be overcome by love.
See No Evil
20.5"h x 31.75"w
Print that is signed and numbered by the artist.
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