Sweet Leaf

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Drew's "Sweet Leaf" High resolution prints

ABOUT THE ART

The original painting was a commissioned piece and the story, written by Drew himself, is below.

PAINTING STORY – SWEET LEAF:  Drew Brophy says of this painting:

"When I get a commission for a sacred geometry piece, it’s really important that I understand what the collector wants.  In this case, they wanted a specific teal green color, sacred geometry and a very subtle leaf incorporated into it. Below is my description of the painting, the meaning and the process:

Like all plants, the cannabis leaf is a beautiful representation of the intelligence of the Universe. The seed of the cannabis plant, before it is even put into the dirt, holds within it a blueprint of its magnificent potential. Water provides the seed with a trigger and the building blocks that enables the seed to grow. The seed grows leaves so that it can collect the light from the sun. The geometry of life is already there, and the water and the light conspire to allow it to fulfill its greatest potential. This painting was designed to demonstrate the geometry of the leaf and to celebrate the beauty of how purely intelligent it is. The measurements of the leaves very closely follow the Golden Number 1.618 and the Fibonacci Sequence.  The leaves expand as if reaching for the light. It makes you wonder; how does it know what to do?  When Shamans say “the plants talk to us,” they are describing a vibrational message they pick up from the plants that will assist in healing. It’s possible that the information being read is encoded in the shape and the fragrance of the leaf. This is a glorious thing that nature provides, giving us medicine and nutrients to enable us to also fulfill our own potential.

GEOMETRY AND THE PROCESS OF PAINTING SWEET LEAF: Sweet Leaf original was painted on a canvas sized 48” x 60”, using a proprietary mixed media process that I have developed. The artwork contains an underpainting of more than one hundred layers of paint, meticulously added over a period of months. I then laid down the flower of life pattern that served as a map representing the field in which everything is contained. The next step was to add the geometry with the simplest formula, which is radiating circles of 1.618, the Golden Ratio of Phi. The Golden Ratio is found in the design and beauty of nature, everywhere. Each circle is 1.618 larger than the circle it surrounds. What I found, happily, was that the cannabis leaf lays nearly perfect on the proportions of the Golden Number with each blade of the leaf matching the circles. Then I took the arcs of those circles and made intersecting points, finding that it was the basic blue print for the leaf itself, creating a beautiful geometry. Next, I painted in a ghost image of the actual leaf that floats within the geometry. All together it demonstrates the perfection of nature. It’s a beautiful pattern, which is the fundamental building block of life as well as the building block of design. We have to wonder, why does this look appealing to us? The geometry, the leaf, the plant? Our minds find it beautiful because of these ratios and design elements that are taken from nature. We recognize it, sub-consciously, as divine.

ABOUT THE GOLDEN RATIO AND THE FIBONACCI SEQUENCE: In nature, all living things contain the 1.618 Golden Ratio and the Fibonacci Sequence. The Golden Ratio is an average of the growth rate of all living things. The Fibonacci Sequence is a ratio describing the same effect. Everything is spiraling out of nothing.  It’s as though light is growing. It is taking the light and the water and constructing something out of space, and builds at that rate, in balance. For example, in your hand, each one of your bones is 1.618 smaller or larger than the others. If you fold your fingers, you’ll see that they curl in a spiral, much like the Fibonacci Sequence. Everything in nature is perfectly proportioned. In art, when you use these formulas, it is more beautiful to us because we subconsciously recognize the proportion that we know to be in all of nature. Nature is attempting to grow as efficiently as possible and just so happens that nature has figured it out. We are connected to all life forms and the Universe is just one big potential that we all are striving to access. We are a part of a connected Universe."

Drew Brophy

 

Cold Press Bright White Heavy Textured Matte Fine Art Paper (340 gsm)

Our Cold Press Bright White paper is a high-quality, archival grade, acid-free, 100% cotton rag inkjet paper with a bright white, textured surface. This 21 mil, 340gsm paper has an extremely-high color gamut and black density perfect for artists and photographers looking for a bright white, textured surface. This surface replicates that of traditional watercolor artist papers.

GALLERY WRAPPED CANVAS

We use the best quality archival canvas, stretcher bars and archival inks.

Our "COLLECTOR'S EDITION" prints enjoy hand-applied UV resistant coating, so that your artwork will last more than 100 years.  All of our Collector's Edition prints meet the standards set forth by the Fine Art Trade Guild for pH and light-fastness.  

MADE IN THE USA:  Everything is printed, coated and hand stretched in the USA by trained professionals. Ships completely assembled with hanging hardware ready for wall mounting. 

NOTE: Logo Watermarks shown in photos will NOT be printed on your canvas or satin print.

*Stretched Canvas are only available for domestic shipping.  International orders please select rolled canvas or satin paper option.  Please allow 8-10 days for your order to be hand crafted and packaged*  

*COPYRIGHTS:  All artwork is (c) Drew Brophy.  Please note that Drew Brophy retains the copyrights to all of his works.  Commercial duplication of Drew Brophy's art must be licensed by Drew in a formal Licensing Agreement.  

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