Paintings inspired by Love

Love is the Answer  Oil on Canvas , 12"x9" 12/2020 

The Alchemy of Love     Oil on Canvas 32"x24" 3/2021




This series of paintings is based on love.and the feelings it elicits. The electro chemical reactions to love in the brain, and the desire it causes. 

We are here to evolve, learn, accomplish, inspire, and create. There are combinations of these elements that give us drive and will. No matter where we come from, what our status is, intellectual prowess, or position in life, I feel there is one more thing beyond the elements that makes most of us the same. Love. Beyond all the distractions and glamour, pain, and suffering, I feel we all want to love and be loved. I'll close this book with the wish that you have love in your life and heart and that it attracts the love you deserve.

"Love is the Answer" is the first of the series and depicts  the love of a couple as they affectionately lean towards echother.They are formed simply by the archway the defines day from night. A golden film that seperates the dark from the light. Their love is universal and exists in the complexity that is the world around us. Each thermal whisp in the space time of the scene is executed to visulaize the wondrous complexity of even the most simple landscape. Know that the same complex fluidity flows within and throughout the space between your molecules, with each complex pocket formed dby the movement of temperature and corpuscular movement. The world around us is a wondrous place, but just behind the verneer of our senses, lies a world beyond the dreams of most. 



Love is the Answer Oil on Canvas 12"x9" Louis Markoya - 2020

Love is the Answer is based on the tiny painting to the left, which has been brought to visualization utilizing the very latest in Neural software and deep dreams. 


That painting which I did long ago was based on a combination of two Dali works shown below, Couple with Heads full of Clouds and Architectural Reminiscence of Millets Angelus.


THe Alchemy of Love Oil on Canvas, 32"x24" 3/2021 

The Alchemy of Love is trying to depict the electrochemical reaction that occurs in the brain when you are in love. The two large columns are fractal representations of Neural connections. The entire organic background is a single fractal which is depicting the inside of the human brain. The female spirits are swimming in a fractal pool of Dopamine and Norepinephrine.the drug drenched formation is spawning new neural networks to form enhancing the effect and emotions of the person in love. The background fractal is Mandelbulb 3D where the fractal pool and figure studies were done in Cinema 4D and Octane utilizing Machina-Infinitum Vectron formulas.

Dopamine, produced by the hypothalamus, is a particularly well-publicised player in the brain’s reward pathway – it’s released when we do things that feel good to us. In this case, these things include spending time with loved ones and having sex. High levels of dopamine and a related hormone, norepinephrine, are released during attraction. These chemicals make us giddy, energetic, and euphoric, even leading to decreased appetite and insomnia – which means you actually can be so “in love” that you can’t eat and can’t sleep. In fact, norepinephrine, also known as noradrenalin, may sound familiar because it plays a large role in the fight or flight response, which kicks into high gear when we’re stressed and keeps us alert. Brain scans of people in love have actually shown that the primary “reward” centres of the brain fire like crazy when people are shown a photo of someone they are intensely attracted to, compared to when they are shown someone they feel neutral towards (like a work colleague or an old high school acquaintance).

*from Cupid’s chemical addiction – the science of love,eat%20and%20can't%20sleep.

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