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"Fives are alert, insightful, and curious. They are able to concentrate and focus on developing complex ideas and skills. Independent, innovative, and inventive, they can also become preoccupied with their thoughts and imaginary constructs. They become detached, yet high-strung and intense. They typically have problems with eccentricity, nihilism, and isolation. At their best: visionary pioneers, often ahead of their time, and able to see the world in an entirely new way." - Enneagram Institute 


Green and dark blue were the colors that most fives I talked to related to best; cool, calm, introspective colors. 

The orange flower at the center is an Anthurium, which means "Abundance" - the thing that 5s desire the most; to be capable, competent, and with plenty of reserves to spare. 


I chose the pose and the petals extending from the head to highlight the 5s cerebral bent. The plants in the head are Pitch Pine ("Philosophy"), Sycamore ("Curiosity"), Kennedia ("Mental Beauty"), and Lemon ("Secrecy"). 


The other plants and flowers are as follows:

Maidenhair Firn - "Discretion/Secrecy"

Lichen - "Solitude"

Maple - "Reserve"

Solomon's Seal - "Discretion"

This painting isa 24x36" original watercolor on stretched cotton canvas, sealed with a matte varnish for protection. It ships unframed, but wired and ready to hang.


Included with the painting will be a small card that indicates each flower and its meaning, as well as a certificate of authenticity.

The Investigator - Type 5

  • Each painting is sealed with a matte spray varnish for protection against humidity and sunlight; however, for best preservation I recommend hanging out of direct sunlight, and away from anywhere water might be sprayed or splashed (ie kitchen, bathroom, etc).

  • Paintings will be carefully packaged and shipped through UPS.

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