24 Jan PAINTING STORY – Sacred Spiral Nautilus, a Sacred Geometry Painting
Sacred Spiral Nautilus was painted using mixed media on a 60” x 48” canvas.
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This painting was commissioned by Shane, a fellow Resonance Science Delegate. We met while on a Resonance Delegate cruise in 2016. On that trip, we explored the Pyramid of the Sun in Bosnia, the largest pyramid in the world. Shane is one of the most brilliant scientists I’ve ever met. He and I would sit in on the lectures and then stay up all night contemplating the concepts we just learned.
Shane wanted a sacred geometry piece for his new home. His windows overlook the water in Vancouver, Canada, and he wanted his painting to represent a nautilus shell and geometry that expresses the energy of living things.
Below is my description of the painting, the meaning, and the process:
The Sacred Spiral Nautilus painting was inspired by spin. This beautiful shape perfectly demonstrates how everything is growing from the field of energy that we cannot see.
Elements in the painting have been applied in multiple overlays of transparent and pearlescent paints. My process is done with the intention of allowing the viewer to see through each layer, providing a 3D effect as the light catches it. As you move around the painting, it changes, allowing for multiple viewing experiences.
The painting contains an underpainting of more than one hundred layers of paint, meticulously added over a period of six months. These layers express the flow of water, which is the key component to all living things.
I chose to paint two nautilus shapes in both directions creating the toroidal shape of cyclones and galaxies.
This shape is seen in many plants, air currents, and water. The shape itself is called the fibonacci spiral.
Its mathematical ratio is an articulation of the process: 1 and 1 make 2, 1 and 2 make 3, 2 and 3 make 5, and so on.
The background of the painting is the Flower of Life pattern in overlapping circles.
I imagine the flower of life background as the field of energy that we cannot see. It scales ever smaller and larger.
It is everything from Galaxies to atoms. It seems to be a self organizing system or process that is constantly building everything we see. And it is beautiful.
The geometry in this painting is built upon the Fruit of Life, one of the building blocks of the Flower of Life Pattern. The center of these circles, when connected in straight lines, creates Metatron’s Cube.
This symbol, Metatron’s Cube, is called many things; The Star of David, Sign of Solomon, and the Merkaba.
To me, this shape is an articulation of ever-expanding and contracting energy fields that create the patterns we see in nature and all matter.
Metatron’s Cube shape contains all of the Platonic solids. One of the most difficult to create is the three dimensional Dodecahedron.
To create this, you create a circle from one of the mid points of the triangles to the center, and continue along those midpoints until you have gone all the way around creating six circles.
By connecting these points to all others you will reveal the three dimensional dodecahedron.
The multiple layers of the painting encode interlocking concepts that have been passed down from Ancient times. Once you are aware, you begin to see them everywhere. They are beautiful to us because it is the order of the Universe.
The water dripping throughout the painting represents the fluidity of energy in which all of this happens.
My intention is that this painting will reveal a deeper understanding of what is happening in nature, all around us.
Life is good – Drew
Drew Brophy, Artist
Brophy Art Gallery and Studio
San Clemente, CA
Ancient Wisdom-Modern Art