Hello Enneagram Paths friends! It’s been a while, and I hope this post finds you well. I’ve had a whole summer of coaching, teaching, family time, and much-needed rest. Rhythms and seasons bring all kinds of changes, ebbs, and flows to my work. It’s a joy to live and work this way, paying attention to shifts in energy and passion.
Today, I’m bringing you the first installment of a side project I’ve been working on for a few months. For a long time, people would ask me when I’d meld all three parts of my career together: art, writing, and the Enneagram. And for a long time, I would tell them that I honestly had zero ideas when it came to Enneagram Art! Until, of course, one day, I had an idea. Funny how inspiration strikes!
This Type One artwork is the first in a series of nine illustrated paintings that visually imagine the essence and integration experience of each Enneagram Type. I want to give you a little bit of a deeper description here on the blog. But don’t worry, I dislike artsy-fartsy art descriptions as much as the next person. Instead, my aim is to provide a brief, succinct peek into my mind as I created each piece. The rest of the feeling, resonating, and interpreting is up to you!
Type One: With this piece, I wanted to honor the real and necessary black-and-white thinking of Ones. You will see that the only colors I’ve used are black, white, gray, and gold. The mountains represent the heights Ones will attempt to reach on their path to perfection and the diligent work toward excellence that inspires their lives. The landscape below is a mix of straight and flowing lines, illustrating the blend of structure, emotionality, and spontaneity of a Type One in integration. The gray landscape is an invitation for health, to see the beauty in grayscale and the endless possibilities that exist between black and white. Finally, the golden sun is a nod to the perfection found in Essence – Ones are already good and worthy and loved exactly as they are.
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