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Self Portrait with Fish

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Self Portrait with Sphere

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Spirit Self Portrait

 

Spirit Self Portrait is a painting with a halo self.  The halo represents spirit and is only used for that reason.  The background is full of radial designs leading to myself.  There are round orbs in the radial sections that symbolize different  ancestor or  self perception.

The orbs:  Irish-Claddagh Ring-The heart represents timeless love, the crown represents loyalty and fidelity, and the hands represent friendship.

Irish Flag-The Irish Flag has three vertical stripes, from left to right: green, white and orange. The flag was first used in 1848 and symbolizes hope and political peace. The green represents the Catholic population of Ireland, while the orange represents Irish Protestants. The middle stripe of white symbolizes a wish for harmony and unity between the two.

Triquetra or Trinity Knot-The most common knot. Unity and trinity of soul, heart, and mind. Three distinct yet interlocked levels: physical, mental and spiritual. 

Triple Spiral-The triple spiral of life shows the continuity of life, and how it travels in cycles. As with the triskel, the existence of “the three” stands for mind, body, spirit; birth, death, rebirth.

Choctaw Indian orbs:  Rain Cloud-The image of rain, rain clouds, or a raindrop is considered positive symbols to wear and display as water is a substance of life.  Rain Serpent-  bringer of the rain in volume, my mother called me Rain Water as a child as my Indian name because I urinate so  much.  This symbol is part of myself,  Bear Claw-the bear claw often represents protection and a connection to the animal. It is often worn by those who seek leadership., Hand with Spiral Palm-Representing presence, work, and the achievements of man in his/her history. Falcon-The image of a falcon represents vision, knowledge, and decisiveness. Those who adorn themselves with falcon imagery strive to meet their goals.

Texas orbs: Rocket-symbol of Texas and our space program,Oil Rig-natural resource of Texas, Texas Mod target-symbol used on planes to represent the lone star state.