Nancy VanKanegan

See Hear Speak No Evil
raku fired stoneware
5 x 18 in.

There is a line between truth and fiction where imagination lives. If you go too far away from it, To survive in social culture one often edits the information conveyed in facial expressions, presenting a face that conceals authentic response to the world.  These works take their title from the saying “See no Evil, Hear no Evil, Speak no Evil.” Subtle and dramatic censoring imposed by both inside and outside forces force one to conceal feelings and expressions that are deemed undesirable. A face obscured by a hand, contained and half buried, cannot express the ‘truth’ of feelings and thoughts.

© Nancy VanKanegan