"Speak No Evil" Destiney Hett

"Speak No Evil" Destiney Hett


Destiney Hett (Nashville, TN)

"Speak No Evil"

Oil on wood

8x10 in., Frame size: 13x15 in



This portrait depicts a fierce woman with scorpion grass crawling out of her mouth. Opposing the three wise monkey proverbs, this subject is angry about silence being forced upon her. Silence is a term women deal with often. At times we are stifled, ignored, or unheard. When this concern is voiced we are called overbearing or told to quiet down. As a woman, this constant pressure from society to be softer, quieter, and smaller can be very isolating.