See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, 2019
Acrylic on canvas, 24½ x18
Opening Bid: 20,000
The painting is a visual commentary on the disillusionment and frustration that the artist feels about the lack of democracy and accountability in the political system. The painting shows a Voter’s Counting Machine, which is supposed to be a device that accurately and transparently counts the votes cast by the citizens. However, the painting suggests that the machine is rigged, manipulated, or corrupted by some powerful interests as it shows three people who are blindfolded, deafened, and silenced, thus unable to see, hear, or speak the truth about the voting process.
It challenges the viewer to question and confront the reality and validity of their voting rights and responsibilities. The painting is a provocative and bold statement about the need for reform and change in the electoral system.