For more than a year, some art critics and clients were questioning my self-portrait painting. Everybody agreed that the image did not even get close to what a portrait should look like. One of my creative clients came to my rescue with a fancy theory that he had discovered the painting is indeed a valid self-portrait because it is the reflection of my spirit or the color of my soul. The answer is much more simple than that. Some artists portray themselves with the aid of a mirror or a photograph, well I used both. The only difference is that I used the water undersurface as a mirror.

This is an underwater view on a surface reflex of myself snorkeling in the beautiful Polynesian waters
Honorable Mention Award 2012 Open Art Exhibition Light Space & Time Online Art Gallery