• Image of Find Your Element

5 x 5 inches

Borderless photo print on matte paper.

Finding Your Element (Pawikan) is about finding the thing that resonates with you most fully. The sea turtles represent the four natural elements —earth, wind, water, and fire— and can also symbolize the fine balance between our id, ego, superego, and overall perception of ourselves. According to the IUCN Red List, sea turtles are on the rise to becoming an endangered species. There are about 100 eggs per sea turtle nest and only 1/100 will survive to adulthood on average. The original piece was created with charcoal, graphite, and ink on charcoal paper.