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
The Oxytocin Harp 3D Holographic Lenticular 18" x 24" 6/2021
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
Examples of Ecstasy in Nature
I had always thought various forms in nature depicted in their beauty the emotion of ecstasy. Among them I would include the petals of the bearded iris, various murex shells, radiolaria, breaking waves and even the vortex swirls in the clouds of Jupiter*.I feel the Murex not only offers the ecstatic finger-like extensions reaching out, but pairing the form with the cranium would allow for the individual to expand the cavity normally confining the brain and allowing for an infinitly larger number of neural connections and thought capacity.
I find these shells and their rhinoceric elongations to be a perfect evolution of the Nuclear Mystical . The amount of H2O and the space between atoms are better understood by fluid dynamics than the hard surfaces of Dali's rhinoceric horns and molecular crystals. In a microscopic realm, each move we all make takes on the fluid and miraculous properties of a prima ballerina. Think micro to imagine the interface of the ink in water chaotic beauty that is happening at massive scales within and throughout you.Here in my Murex craniums, I see the evolutionary step Dali began to contemplate
Bearded Iris Murex Shell Radiolarian Breaking Wave
Oil on Canvas, 20"x20", Nov 2020
Looking Towards Future Ecstacy
Oil on Canvas, 20"x20" Oct/2020
Here the crowning glory or ecstasy has been depicted as an evolutionary cranial formation which both enlarges the capacity of the cranium and adds the furls of the murex to outwardly show the ecstasy of the individual it adorns. With the state of the world as it is with climate change, politics, and a pandemic, the present has been difficult for most, and deadly for many. Here my subject has the intellectual capacity to still look beyond our current dilemmas and dwell in the possible ecstasy of the future.
The Murex shell here has been treated with special adornment influenced by the local Chihuly Museum and the Imagine Museum which also houses some beautiful Chihuly pieces. I have always admired the brilliant contrasting edges Chihuly adds to may of his works, and bowls in particular, that is reflected here in the edges of the shells extensions.
Ecstacy Romanesque simply refers to the statuesque quality the fractal texture used to envision this version of my Murex head lent to the overall look of the painting. Here the bust is seemingly transformed into an alien marble while gazing out and over the clouds. The combination of profile and murex shell also somehow reminds one of the god Mercury, which is appropriate.