Saint Lucy is a Christian saint (whose name comes from the Latin Lux, for light; she is the patron saint of blind people) who spurned her suitors and consecrated her virginity to God. In one version of the story, her would-be husband tortured her and took her eyes out with a fork; in another version her suitor admired her eyes, so she pulled them out and told him to leave her to God. She is usually depicted holding a pair of eyes on a platter.
Here is one of the few drawings from my 1995 sketchbook that I colored with pencils. I was experimenting with building up many layers of different colors in the background, which is a technique I still use today in drawings and paintings. And yes, I do feel at times so conflicted that I wonder about having a split personality. In this drawing, it looks more like a parasitic twin. Available in the gift shop here.
I did a lot of cartoonish drawings of myself in 1995. This one is a little bit more “realistic” and is the only one that depicts some of my tattoos (the little squiggle on my hip below the belly button is a praying mantis tattoo). Available in the gift shop here.