Paintings inspired by Love
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
THe Alchemy of Love Oil on Canvas, 32"x24" 3/2021
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 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 Oxytocin.the drug drenched formation is spawning new neural networks to form enhancing the effect and emotions of the person in love.
In 2012, researchers reported that people in the first stages of romantic attachment had higher levels of oxytocin, compared with non-attached single people. These levels persisted for at least 6 months.
Sexual activity has been found to stimulate the release of oxytocin, and it appears to have a role in erection and orgasm. The reason for this is not fully understood, but, in women, it may be that the increased uterine motility may help sperm to reach their destination. Some have proposed a correlation between the concentration of oxytocin and the intensity of orgasm.
Oxytocin is a neurotransmitter and a hormone that is produced in the hypothalamus. From there, it is transported to and secreted by the pituitary gland, at the base of the brain.
It plays a role in the female reproductive functions, from sexual activity to childbirth and breast feeding. Stimulation of the nipples triggers its release.
During labor, oxytocin increases uterine motility, causing contractions in the muscles of the uterus, or womb. As the cervix and vagina start to widen for labor, oxytocin is released. This widening increases as further contractions occur.
Oxytocin also has social functions. It impacts bonding behavior, the creation of group memories, social recognition, and other social functions.
The background fractal forming the organic brain matter is a Mandelbulb 3D fractal where the fractal pool and figure studies were done in Cinema 4D and Octane utilizing Machina-Infinitum Vectron formulas.
The Oxytocin Harp is an image born of the feelings trying to be described in the two oil paintings of this love series. Love is the Answer certainly has its roots deep in the feelings that Oxytocin allows and promotes, and The Alchemy of Love actually pictures the two nymphs suspended in a pool of oxytocin,
This image is my depiction of what the function in the pituitary gland looks like when it produces oxytocin.
The fine organic lines that emanate from the gland in my picture reminded me of strings on a amusical instrument, and I thought that they might even be plucked by the electrochemical reaction of creating the hormone..
Since music can have such an overwhelming emotional experience and indeed produce feelings of euphoria, sadness and love, that this lends itself perfectly to the formation of this delivery system. A harp that delivers the chemical of love to your system through musical tones.