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"Type 1 ... People of this personality type are essentially looking to make things better, as they think nothing is ever quite good enough. This makes them perfectionists who desire reform and improvement; idealists who strive to make order out of the omnipresent chaos" - Enneagram Institute

Type 1s are often striving to have everything be orderly, to do things right, but most of them have swirling chaos in their Inner Worlds as they try to keep up with themselves. 1s tend to deny the anger that they feel (because they don't think it's right), which can then manifest as resentment. 


I chose dark blue to represent the feeling of 'right' as well as the depth so many 1s possess. The vibrant reds, oranges and yellows in the belly can represent a vibrant, flowing inner world, or the repressed mental chaos they experience, depending on how they are doing in that moment.

I chose the Pineapple Flower for its beautiful symmetry, and its meaning of "Perfect Goodness". The Queen Anne's Lace in the head means "Sanctify", and signifies their desire to be right (as does the crown-like shape of the petals there). The strawberry flowers mean "You Are Perfect".

Inside the swirling center are Ferns for dreams/thoughts, Petunia for Resentment, and petals of the Strawberry Flower.

This painting is a 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 Reformer - Type 1

  • 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 with UPS.

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