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The Allegory of Music - oil painting by borda
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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 1,426 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 157 9 The Fountain - oil painting by borda
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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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apollonwaking Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008
Jose-Garel-Alvoeiro Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:clap: :clap:
Amazing gallery!
KristianS Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2008   Traditional Artist
:wave: Gorgeous gallery, I look forward to seeing more.
aljeeran Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2007
Great gallery
Bigfoot-Benson Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2007
Great gallery & style !!!:dance:
hurt-ache-of-pain Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
you deserve a watch.
NestR Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2007
thanks for the :+fav:
mythfits Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2007
Your gallery is filled with mindful wonders. What a treat to have found you here. I appreciate the many layers of thought that empower your skillful renderings. Your artwork invites us in, pours us a cup of tea, and spins a tale that weaves one world into the next. Thank you for sharing your gifts. I look forward to your future revelations. :frail:
asalvo Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2007
Your work is incredible. The quality is something I admire, and hope to come close to in the future. Best of luck to you.

warstar Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2007
your pieces are truly breath-taking, and remarkably deep [when you go into their depth].
you deserve much more coverage. so much more *
LindseyWavrek Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006  Professional General Artist
your artwork is remarkable! excellent work.
Kaduflyer Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2006  Professional Filmographer
Thanx for the fav...much appreciated!

Excellent gallery BTW...I returned the fav favour!! :)
stealingmypainaway Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2006  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you for the fav! :hug:
Samaranna Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2005
:wave: Welcome to DeviantArt!!! :lol: :hug:
DeadCountess Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2005  Professional Photographer
Welcome to DeviantART :glomp: !

Hope you will enjoy your time here :heart:
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