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
(After Dali's Sleep)
Within the act of falling asleep, the brain (actually neural activity) goes through remarkable transformations. Paintings and sculptures I have done in the past depict the geometric, fractal and architectural shapes neural activity forms by the thought process. As one falls asleep the concrete form of neural activity, morphs into a liquid state, which resembles the dynamics of ink droplets in water (see animation below). Like matter there are three different states to neural activity, solid, liquid and gas, and the transition states are the same. As the active thought state of rapidly changing stark geometry , looses form as you fall asleep and becomes liquid, with typical fluid dynamics that change geometry to flow. As one falls deeper into sleep (but not REM sleep) the transition to gas is made, where fluid form of decreasing thought becomes more dispersed and less capable of concrete thought into the gaseous form. In this state it is not simply the brain activity that falls off, but as depicted in the sleepers head here, you loose your worldly mass, and even your flesh starts to fall from your awareness. As you fall deeper into sleep and the solidity and weight of your body dissipate into the ether, your neurons also take a rest and alow you to become something akin to air. In my version of sleep your thoughts and body dissipate and transition towards the gaseous. The act of falling asleep is similar to becoming a cumulus cloud, drifting and morhing with the air currents.
Salvador Dali "Sleep"
"The Dissipation of Thought (Electroencephlic Falloff)" an example of "normal" thoght depicted
Dali's "Sleep" on the other hand is heavy, full of gravity and the weight of the world. It requires crutches to stop its mass from crashing into the ground. While this imagery worked perfectly for the surrealists and the understanding of sleep, brain activity and Freud at the time, it does not convey the knowledge gained since then. The heaviness of "Sleep" may also have been induced by the very lead paint Dali used to paint irt. Dali's sleep is heavy, bound to earth and crushing in its weight.
I have depicted the escape sleep offers, a disappearance of self, and an escape from the weight and realities of our daytime life.