We prepared in the past two designs for Dan and his request was to have a third design, for his left breast plate, which would include all of the element from the previous ones.
We used a gecko (health) and a hammerhead shark (determination, tenacity) as the main elements, placed in a circle to symbolize life and balance between earth and sea.
The gecko includes on the inside the shapes of a scuba diver, a marlin (sharpness, speed) and a stylized seagull (freedom, safe return) in the head, koru (new start) in the legs and a fish hook (abundance, prosperity) inside the body.
The hammerhead shark includes a turtle (navigator and family), a yellow fins tuna, a manta (elegance, freedom and protection) and a seashell (love and intimacy) next to his wife´s name Sue.
Hibiscus flowers symbolize Hawaii and the island vibe, whilst waves symbolize the sea and change.