From the outset, Cheryl Johnson’s paintings continually explore medium and method. Enamored by the Abstract Expressionists Cheryl loves painting for the pleasure of painting. Her work is eclectic and inspired. She is an artist who derives ideas, style, and taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.
MIXED MEDIA Drip Series
SEE NO EVIL
PROJECT BY CHERYL JOHNSON
See No Evil is a watercolor painting of three faces, see, hear, speak. I have always been fond of the tale of the three wise monkeys. Three wise monkeys. ... 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. This inspired me. Perhaps my next piece will be the fourth axiom. Sometimes there is a fourth monkey depicted, Shizaru, who symbolizes the principle of "do no evil".