In late 2005 I discovered the work of Dr. Wayne Dyer, an internationally renowned self-development expert, and in my opinion a great philosopher. In that year Wayne recorded a show for PBS, based on one of his many books, entitled “The Power of Intention.” Intention is generally viewed as a pit-bull kind of determination driving one to succeed at all costs by refusing to give up. In his book, Wayne explores intention, not as something you do, but instead as an energy you are part of. In his view intention is a field of energy that you can access to begin co-creating your life with its power. My exposure to Wayne’s work inspired me to take a path of creative work and led to an ongoing series of works based on the Golden Spiral.
The Golden Spiral, also known as the logarithmic spiral, is a representative of the geometry of life and can be observed on the shells of nautilus, arrangements of seeds on sunflowers, the arrangement of leaves on trees, and countless other natural structures. Pacific Blue is essentially a blue Golden Spiral.
This painting, like Wayne’s intention, depicts a powerful, yet gentle pacifying form. Like a wave breaking at sunset on a distant shoreline, its beauty belies its irrepressible power. However, its energy can still be harnessed if you become one with its power. Delicate is the dance of wave and surfer, a real treat to the eyes. Raw power transformed into the beautiful lines of the surfboard’s path gently carved in water and space. Not through brute force, but through the surfer’s intimate connection with the natural energy at play. This is the power of intention at work.