I started working on this series of paintings a year ago (you can see all of them in the Gallery here) and finally finished them the night before we did the installation at the Conscious Life Expo in February 2016.
I want to share the meaning behind each piece with you, so I’m going to write one post for each painting with its description, over the next few weeks.
But first, how I got into this new work:
Since I was a kid I have always been fascinated with Nature, playing in the forest and surfing on the seashore.
My love of surfing gave me a deep connection to the vibration of the earth and the waves.
As a surfer I have had the privilege of chasing waves to some the most beautiful places on earth, fulfilling the dreams I had in my youth.
Every surfer becomes an amateur meteorologist, chasing storms around the globe in the hope of finding these waves. This of course has been the inspiration for my art for the past 30 years.
There is one thing present in almost every painting of mine; the sun and the waves.
This new series of paintings “Exploring Sacred Geometry” is simply an extension of my interest in the sun and the waves.
As an artist I notice patterns, compositions, and light. Nature has very specific patterns that are consistent in the very small and very large scales. I would see them in the waves and all of nature.
I began studying the sun to understand how it affects us and our weather. That led me to planetary physics, then on to astrophysics and quantum physics. I’ve been driven to learn as much as I can and I study these subjects daily.
I feel the best way for me to understand complex ideas is to paint them.The concepts that I have learned have helped me to better understand how everything works.
My plan is to continue to grow as an artist and articulate these ideas for others to learn and enjoy.
Don’t worry, I will continue to do my surf paintings, but I want everyone to know that I have so much more to share as an artist.
Thanks for being a part of this journey, I appreciate it!
Life is Good, Drew
Drew BrophyArtist, illustrator, surfer