Celisse Elaine Photography | See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil

See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil

June 18, 2018  •  Leave a Comment








Look at this stuff, isn’t it neat? Wouldn't you think my collection is complete?  Special thanks to Disney’s animated version of “The Little Mermaid” for permanently engraving images into my creative system as a child for me to depict in adulthood.  Ariel, the memaid, encounters a male human named Prince Eric who was washed upon shore due to a shipwreck.   She lures and serenades him while he is half unconscious.  Right before gaining full consciousness, she withdraws and hops back into the sea leaving him on an endless voyage seeking that beautiful voice. 


After Ariel makes a deal with Ursula, the sea witch, she looses her voice, gains a pair of legs and is sent to land for three days.  During those three days, she must obtain a kiss of true love from Eric before the sun sets on the third day in order to stay human; otherwise, Ariel will turn back into a mermaid and will be bond to Ursula forever.  During those three days, Ariel encounters multiple obstacles and Ursula deceitfully portrays Ariel's voice and appearance to gain Eric’s true love to be vindictive and evil.  One cannot just go off a voice and apperance and call it true.  Where is the depth? Where is the understanding? How did everything come to be? Eric was deceived by mischief. 


Popularly known as the 1+1=2 formula, if you see or hear no evil, then one will speak no evil. By seeing and hearing no evil, means one should not judge something as evil automatically.  Instead, one should inquire and understand in order to develop a more accurate understanding.  Speaking no evil means our words should be considerate of others and not lack empathy.  Never communicate to hurt, but instead communicate to understand.  Always keep a pure mind and do not look upon nor gawk anything evil.  By digesting evil, it creates an endless cycle and by being able to acknowldge and break the cycle, one frees themselves from a pit of eternal misunderstanding.  



{Behind The Scenes Footage}


"I must be a mermaid... I have no fear of debts and a great fear of shallow living." - Writer Anais Nin


"The secret of the power in their song; it is the sound of the subversive, luring us from the orderly conscious world down to the depth of the world of dreams, and the harder we try to ignore that singing, the more we desperately want to hear it." - Meri Lao, Seduction and the Secret Power of Woman



"Supremely beautiful, forever combing her hair, just beyond reach of men, mermaids have beckoned the adventurous to the unknown and the promise of forbidden fruits." - Beatrice Phillpotts, Mermaids 


"Water has always been a feminine symbol - it is natural that the water spirits should most often be symbolized as female." - Manly P. Hall, The Secret Teachings of All Ages



Photos, Direction and Writings by Celisse Elaine Photography

Modeling: Diane Westfall

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