Today nearly all human beings with access to a camera phone have taken at least one selfie. In western culture we are consumed with taking selfies, editing them, applying filters, altering and highlighting our appearances, selecting the right backdrop, and ensuring we put our best foot forward with our external being. What if you were able to take a picture of your soul!
What colors would it be? What characteristics would it embody? What would you name your soul? Let’s take a step back and further identify who you really are? What is your legacy? What do you want to say? Where do you want to be? Have you silenced a little voice inside? If so, take a moment to listen to it.
Life is short, time is priceless, enjoy it with whatever means possible and reconnect with yourself. Be authentic. Live with authenticity.
Soul selfies were created from a hamsa hand silhouette to showcase beauty, vibrancy, and imperfections. The hamsa hand is the signature that symbolizes protection and supreme power within each soul. They were hand drawn, then scanned and digitally manipulated. Each “Soul Selfie” family member has a 5 letter biblical name with a Hebrew origin. All soul selfies are fundamentally inspired from the Tanakh or otherwise known as Pentateuch. The number five is an extremely spiritual number. Five is indicative of being filled, prepared, and empowered to go forth in your life mission.
The background text displays the hamsa prayer, “Let no sadness come to this heart. Let no trouble come to these arms. Let no conflict come to these eyes. Let my soul be filled with the blessing of joy and peace.” I use this prayer as a ritual when completing each piece and I always incorporate it within my fine and digital art. It’s not meant to be read, it’s just intentionally meant to exist in harmony with each piece.