Anthrophomorphic Couple Sucking the Pregnant and Lactating Milk of the Ring of Hope
26"x20"Oil on Canvas
March 28, 2015
These amazing forms are based on 3 dimensional fractals, the magic of math. While it might seem this paintings most obvious influence comes from the Angelus and Dali's obsession with it, there is much more on and under its surface. The soft and gravitational figures are not just bending towards eachother with respect and love but they have their heads bent towards the fungal straws each of them are sucking on. Weaning the warm and soothing milk of hope.
Much could be said about hope, Hope Springs Eternal seems fitting for it being shaped in a ring. To me the ring allows for hope eternal, even if at 180 degrees, things do not look so well. The warm milk of hope is comforting and slightly intoxicating. A few more relevant quotes about hope include;
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning.
We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.
Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.
Hope is a waking dream.
The subject of hope brings up the second anaolgy for the ring, and the hope scientists have put in the Large Hadron Collider, a ring of a different sort. The climbers seen in the opening around the ring represent these scientists. With all the press about the collider, Higgs Boson Particle (The God Particle) and the immenant restart of the accelerator which is expected to discover many mysteries from parrallel universes, to even creating a black hole that will swallow the earth, this ring carries its own hope, and fear. Perhaps the main figures of the painting represent the Higgs Boson, who's evidense of existance was generated with the Large Hadron Collider. The mass that the God Particle assigns to some is fleeting, as the particle is highly unstable which can possibly explain the soft and leaning anthrophomorpic figures, hard yet soft, making the painting much more relative to Dali's Camenbert and his famous masterpiece "The Persistance of Memory". Dawn Ades wrote, "The soft watches are an unconscious symbol of the relativity of space and time, a Surrealist meditation on the collapse of our notions of a fixed cosmic order". This interpretation suggests that Dalí was incorporating an understanding of the world introduced by Albert Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity. If this is to be believed, then the relationship between Anthrophomorphic Couple Sucking the Pregnant and Lactating Milk of the Ring of Hope and the Large Hadron Collider make this painting the most significantly relative painting to "Persistance" that exists.
It would be amis to not mention the third analogy of the ring to the natural phenomina known as the "Fairy Ring" From Wikipedia;
A fairy ring, is a naturally occurring ring or arc of mushrooms. The rings may grow to over 10 metres (33 ft) in diameter, and they become stable over time as the fungus grows and seeks food underground. They are found mainly in forested areas, but also appear in grasslands or rangelands. Fairy rings are detectable bysporocarps in rings or arcs, as well as by a necrotic zone (dead grass), or a ring of dark green grass. Fungus mycelium is present in the ring or arc underneath.
Fairy rings are the subject of much folklore and myth worldwide—particularly in Western Europe. While they are often seen as hazardous or dangerous places, they can sometimes be linked with good fortune. Even the folklore of mushroom circles lends itself to the Hadron Collider, predicting both good and gloom, and the physical presentation of both life and death.
Like most simple things this painting is indeed deep and complex not to mention that is phantasmagorical forms so soft and bending are the product of mathematics, and highly fractal. These are my initial thoughts on this painting, let me know what yours are.
Some weeks after the completion of Anthrophomorphic Couple Sucking the Pregnant and Lactating Milk of the Ring of Hope, I have come to discover a completely new, and perhaps true meaning. I have recognized the mushroom forms of the two attracted figures resemble neural transmitors. As such, the figures would be transmitting neurons to eachother, seperate figures who, through their affection and trust, through their love, grow their own neural networks by their influence and neurons. This is perhaps the highest form of love, and the true desire of anyone who has loved. A relationship's highest aspiration is that ones neural networks thrive and grow to provide new wasy of thinking and viewing the world.
Salvador Dali, The Persistance of Memory Fairy Ring Ring of Hope
Large Hadron Collider Climbers of the FIgures The Mysteries within the Large Hadron Collider Fairy RIng Romantic Painting
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