Thursday, June 18, 2009
"Real Choices. Real People."
This project is dealing with overcoming negativity. Throughout my life I have met great people who have provided strength for me to fight adversity. The lesson has always been the same, “do not give in to hate, jealously, or misery”. So I pick 25 plus randomly individuals (some models, some Greek, everyday students, workers, athletes, friends or just perfect strangers) that represent real people and their choice to not let negatively destroy them. Some laugh at it, some are disgusted by it; but they all choose how they personally deal with it. Sorry no “contrasting backgrounds” this time. :)
Background info: The three wise monkeys are a pictorial maxim. Together they embody the proverbial principle to "see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil". The three monkeys are Mizaru, covering his eyes, who sees no evil; Kikazaru, covering his ears, who hears no evil; and Iwazaru, covering his mouth, who speaks no evil. Sometimes there is a fourth monkey depicted with the three others; the last one, Shizaru, symbolizes the principle of "do no evil". He may be shown covering his abdomen or crotch, or crossing his arms. Some simply take the proverb as a reminder not to be snoopy, nosy and gossipy.
Today "See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil" is commonly used to describe someone who doesn't want to be involved in a situation, or someone willfully turning a blind eye to the immorality of an act in which they are involved.