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Inside Violin XI by borda Inside Violin XI :iconborda:borda 297 19 Snowflakes - Fingerprints of Stars by borda Snowflakes - Fingerprints of Stars :iconborda:borda 378 14 A Cozy Evening by borda A Cozy Evening :iconborda:borda 1,483 58 Facing Myself - oil painting by borda Facing Myself - oil painting :iconborda:borda 2,540 92 The Serpent Light - oil painting by borda
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The Serpent Light - oil painting :iconborda:borda 897 64
The Allegory of Music - oil painting by borda
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The Allegory of Music - oil painting :iconborda:borda 502 33
Under The Red Umbrella by borda Under The Red Umbrella :iconborda:borda 364 21 Misurina Lake by borda Misurina Lake :iconborda:borda 290 6 Cloud Ocean by borda Cloud Ocean :iconborda:borda 302 9 Plitvice Jezera by borda Plitvice Jezera :iconborda:borda 478 22 The Peaks Beyond The Pines by borda The Peaks Beyond The Pines :iconborda:borda 343 14 The Cursed City by borda The Cursed City :iconborda:borda 454 9 Rolling Clouds in Dolomites by borda Rolling Clouds in Dolomites :iconborda:borda 1,425 42 First Connection - oil painting by borda First Connection - oil painting :iconborda:borda 402 30 The Bench of Love by borda The Bench of Love :iconborda:borda 156 9 The Fountain - oil painting by borda
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The Fountain - oil painting :iconborda:borda 420 30

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Facing Myself - oil painting
oil on canvas, 50x60cm

Can see it as an interpretation of the Greek myth of Medusa, a beautiful girl who was cursed and transformed into a monster with snake hair, and who's look would turn everyone into stone. She could be defeated only after she was tricked to see her reflection into a mirror.
The primal fears of the reptilian brain turn our neocortex stupid, the IQ could drop even up to 30%, is obvious during exams when you forget all the answers. That can be overcome only with introspection, and self awareness.
Also in the mask can see the ego, persona means mask in Latin. Is a projection, an image that we use to fool others, and we trick ourselves to be that, is like Narcissus's fall into his own reflection, that is the death of our real self, the consciousness. Is like falling into a waking dream that we cannot wake up from. Most of the times is a nightmare... 
We love distracting our attention from the source of our problems. Most people would do anything to avoid self reflection, facing the fears, and the archetypal forces that govern our lives, but is the only way to evolve, to overcome our loops mental that make us repeat the same mistakes and turning again and again in the same old road that we know where it leads to.
Only we are alone, in the dark, really we face our thoughts, and might not be a pleasant encounter. But can lead to practices as meditation, that can be a real light in the darkness of our thoughts.
The Serpent Light - oil painting
oil on canvas 50x70cm
Since ancient times, the serpent like gods were a symbol for the life energy. The Kundalini, the chinese dragon, the Mesoamerican feathered snake...have you ever wondered why Moses had to “lift up” the bronze snake in the wilderness in order for the Israelites to be healed? And the chemical correlation of the awakening of the energy and the opening of the third eye - the pineal gland, is fascinating...
Melatonin is largely known as a hormone that regulates our sleep patterns as well as exuding powerful anti-oxidant capabilities. DMT on the other hand is known as the #1 most powerful psychedelic compound known to man.
Synthesis and secretion of melatonin is dramatically affected by light exposure to the eyes. The precursor to melatonin is serotonin, a neurotransmitter that itself is derived from the amino acid tryptophan. Within the pineal gland, serotonin is acetylated and then methylated to yield melatonin. The difference in molecular structure between both compounds is one atom of Carbon and two atoms of Oxygen. This would equate to one molecule of Carbon Dioxide (CO2). In essence… DMT + CO2 = Melatonin. Melatonin is produced by the Pineal Gland which is located in the middle of the head. The question that arises is that if CO2 is the only substance that differentiates Melatonin and DMT, would inducing low CO2 levels in the blood cause DMT to be produced rather than Melatonin?
Most spiritual traditions involve a retreat, in total darkness, most in a cave - low oxygen environment, and after 3 days a rush of DMT takes the soul out of the body. Probably that's why Jesus was buried in a tomb for 3 days before he initiatic death...


Adrian Borda
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
I'm just an another Mona Lisa fetishist :P

Current Residence: Reghin, Romania
Favourite genre of music: watching at the Moon :))
Favourite photographer: my eye
Favourite style of art: surreal
Operating System: oil painting :)
MP3 player of choice: virgin nature
Shell of choice: sea-shells
Wallpaper of choice: deep forest
Skin of choice: my own skin
Favourite cartoon character: me
Personal Quote: Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.
An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision


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lucytherescuedcat Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome to :iconstand-out-shots:

We do hope that you enjoy our group, it is such a pleasure to have you as a member! Please take a look at our rules before submitting your work. Looking forward to seeing your wonderful Photography on our Galleries! Have a nice day! A rose for you by Yusyus

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Dragonona1 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2019  Student Artist
Your artworks are absolutely gorgeous!! :)
PS-D Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2018
Hi Borda,

you are a "Mona Lisa" fetishist? How can that be? When I visited the Louvre I only saw a constant bright reflection of flash lights in the glass in front of the small painting. ^^

It is one of the most disapointing painting I've ever seen. Please tell me more why you love so I may can change my mind.

Oh and not just by the way there are some amazing artworks in your Gallery!
pnamajck Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2018
was  looking  at  the  home-page  in  your  website … those  are  some  astounding  visuals.
eKnick14 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2018  Student General Artist
Hi there! :wave: I just wanted to thank you for joining our group, UnlimitedEverything, and that we hope you have an awesome time with us! We can't wait to see what you post next. Thank you again, and keep up the great work! :)
tokatun Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2018
Beautiful images!
markchentx Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018
Hi Borda,

Greetings. I am an photography educator who is currently working on a college textbook under a contract with Bloomsbury, scheduled to publish in 2020.

I would like to ask you a few questions about your experience using this medium as a way to sell art. Would you be interested in answering these questions?


Mark Chen
Acerbical Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2018  Professional General Artist
Hello borda  :wave: by elicoronel16 and welcome home!! 

Thank you for joining the family of artists here at :icontheartistlounge:. We are eager to see your display of skill and talent and have it showcased in the Group! If you have any questions feel free to message us, and don't forget to check out the Group's rules. 

Again, we say WELCOME HOME!  Cheers and Applause - NaNoEmo Day 8 by Ridley126

TheArtistLounge's Team
Rozzantbakancs Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing gallery, simply awesome!
hi want to be friends
xXextremXx Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Salut , desenezi foarte frumos si original ...fara cuvinte Kao Emoji-04 (Cute) [V1] 
yellowroseart Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i like your surrealist paintings :) unique and thought provoking pieces here folks!
xteuk Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018
I'm just discovering your work, er I mean your ART.
It is amazing. Literrally. I'm amazed, astounded by the beauty and the PERFECTION of nearly every* single photograph of you I'm looking at.

I mean, it's not a canonical perfection : they all have "something" that seems unique, a strange identity that is profoundly appealing to my contemplative nature.
I could be looking at most of them for minutes long, individually.

You have all my admiration (well, "your work have" of course^^)

* really writing this after the first 80s or so, which is quite a good glance I think.
free-gamer4ever Featured By Owner May 23, 2018
Awesome works!I am a dummy! Clap Trophy 
selthis Featured By Owner May 19, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello guy! I've just discovered your work and I fell in love! I'm clearly stunned by your ideas and choices of subjects.
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