When I was a young boy in Puerto Rico, my grandfather would make a circle of leaves on the ground put me inside it and say, "Don't Move!". He would then go about doing what he had to do while always keeping an eye on me and checking in with me from time to time. I always stayed within the circle not only because of the fear of disobeying him but also because, I felt a sense of security knowing that I was safe under his watch. "Ring of Faith" is not only a self portrait but a tribute to my grandfather who I loved dearly and lost too soon. The tiger is a symbol of him protecting me from harm and how I feel he still does somehow to this day.
You can pick up a signed archival fine art print of Ring of Faith in my shop here.