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Shelley Irish Print featuring the painting The Martyr by Shelley Irish







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8.00" x 8.00"


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The Martyr Print


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The Martyr print by Shelley Irish.   Our prints are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color. All prints include a 1" white border around the image to allow for future framing and matting, if desired.

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Artist's Description

This is one of fifteen paintings in my Chakra Rainbow Oil Painting Series. Each painting depicts a state of balance or imbalance in the human energy field. The martyr represents an imbalanced sacral chakra. It depicts a woman who has taken her own life. The painting represents the inability to do or give any more and a wounded individual. Suicide and martyrdom is one of the leading killers in our world today. I did not paint this to glorify it's darker concepts but to speak to the healthy necessity for ending some things, like unhealthy patterns or negativity, that once ended allows the individual to fully grow and blossom. It is a representation of cutting cords in honor of the self. The guiding pricipals behind both the imbalance of the second chakra and The Martyr is the act of sacrifice and state of giving up. A martyr has bled herself.

About Shelley Irish

Shelley Irish

Shelley’s paintings dance with unabashed honesty of the medicines and challenges of the human life cycle. Existential and contemplative, her work explores the net between psychology and spirituality. She discovers what each painting wants to say, translates it and offers her paintings as meditations on existence. She uses shamanic journeying and energetic healing to pull the physical feelings inside of her out and onto the canvas. Her process starts within her heart and mind, most often based on experiences of her own personal growth and self-reflection. Emotions turn into landscapes, cognitive processes turn into people and deities. Her path is a seeker of truth and she is highly interested in the interconnectedness of energy and...

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