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The Forbidden Spark by borda The Forbidden Spark by borda
oil on canvas, 100x80 cm.
a...not easy to explain this one, is about the memes, and their levels.
Short about the memes:

The memes have 3 levels:
1) the organic one, the living organisms
2) the mind level, all human ideas that replicate themselves from brain to brain like a virus. A meme is the smallest atomic unit of information that is stored in the mind that can be socially transmitted and reproduced. Their evolution respect the darwininan principles of selection.
3) the technological memes that does not have his genital organs ready for the job is the artificial life, nanorobots & stuff, which spreads itself via technology -- and invents ways to keep itself alive

better see this video with Susan Blackmore from
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Given 2009-01-11
Layer upon layer of detail continue to unfold in The Forbidden Spark by ~borda, each new visual discovery lending as further means for broad and wondrous interpretations. ( Suggested by BeehiveStudio and Featured by snowmask )
I really love this painting, it really is a masterpiece and obviously comes from someone who has a deep understanding of people and the subconscious!. In this painting there are three observers, the machine ego on the couch projecting romantic love onto the female, The man in black who is watching them, and most cleverly of all, you!

The artist has added a mouse and keyboard knowing that this work would be seen online, and so it mirrors your mouse and keyboard. Making you the observer, observing the painting. The apple here represents the original sin from the garden of eden, with the two original humans/apes in front. The wine and bread on the table represent the body and blood of christ, the snake eating itself in the back represents infinity. There is a beautiful duality between the machine and the female body. A nice touch is the chastity belt the female body wears indicating that the relationship is not a physical/sexual one but an anima projection.

I'm still not entirely sure what the tourists passing by and the sextants represent, but I guess that is what makes this piece so interesting! I'm a huge fan of art that makes you more aware, that can improve peoples lives and this is certainly one of them. I would have loved to see the artist address the solution to anima projecting but maybe the clues are already there.

The technique is oustanding I think, the reds and pinks complement the romance theme perfectly. The shading and lighting are interesting in that some shadows are going in opposite directions, which lend it a dreamlike quality.

Overall I think this piece speaks for itself, and rates as one of my personal favorites.
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The wife (Kiki) and I love this piece. Salvador Dali would be proud of you for your presentation and execution in this complex style. Your unique inventiveness of elements shines above most artists in the surreal genre, and many others. There's a warmth about your work that stretches beyond the mere technical and mechanical of pieces themed in robotic artistic works. The many dimensions of this piece jibe well. And one's mind could dance perpetually with new findings associated with subconscious and evident conclusions, yet still not see all of the visuals staring back at them. Which makes this work so much fun. Thanks for the groovy gift, bro! :squee: K&K :squee:
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mame-ozizo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I like it.
whonwt Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2015
Love ya , man!! U r such a bright star! :)
Conlaodh Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
coruskating Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015
Hey Robo! -- Shew what is 'desired'
And animated dance 's 'inspired' :)
yvcat Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Student General Artist
Love it
echo-ofthe-rose Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2014  Student General Artist
my god, the surrealism... I can't even put into words how this makes me feel. I never want to stop looking at it! definitely something I'd keep coming back to!
Alexandria0513 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2013
Speechless, this is amazing
Nitisara Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013
very interesting
C-Johnson462 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Is that an Ourboros plaque on the wall??
Isamormor Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
very good work!incredible!
Isamormor Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Very good work!
r-n-b-w Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
any chance of getting this in higher resolution, would love to have this on my wall
FurorArt Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012   Digital Artist
Please accept our request of this piece to :iconpearls-of-dreams:

It will make a great addition to our group gallery.

Thank you.
Angiee27 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Student General Artist
I love your work!
I hope at some point to see a sample yours.
My admiration from Argentina
Tricibility Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Your intelligence and creativity is over my understanding...
victorcuba Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
What type of weed you smoke....
honeymelonmimi Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this one, you put all the "vital" parts of our recent life together, you did such a great job!!! :love:
it┤s a little sad though, but that is not caused by you ;) beautiful work
JolieCharmeRouge Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Amazing! your works (and especially this) remainds me to the works of Giorgio De Chirico and Salvador Dalý!
wystemd Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
powerful stuff
eremoglis-oadicul Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2011  Student General Artist
very nice
Mlascosmoerel Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
splendid and minbending
OmriKoresh Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2011  Professional General Artist
i don't think that the brick road fits the picture are a whole, like a wrong texture
and personally i would ditch the people on the bottom, i don't think they add a realistic side to the picture i think they are unneeded, if you would of added some kind of back to the window it would of given it some more depth, because it lacks it looks a bit flat.
besides that i think the picture as a whole is designed wonderfully and the colors mix very well together it's unique and interesting to watch.
Phoenixhouse88 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Student General Artist
brilliant. i love the idea of a robot projecting a romance onto a mannequin.
justafuckinfreak Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Student
that`s so amazing! i love it!
ponychops Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011  Professional General Artist
Beautifully thought out and beautifully painted. Everywhere i look there are new details to be noticed.
oliviara Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
I'm definitely liking this.
kalasjnikova Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010
absolutely amazing. i'm stunned. you're so brilliant.
maumse Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
you're brilliant.
VGanzman Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2010  Student
SilviaChobit Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Professional Photographer
BL8antBand Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The picture is beyond belief, but the feeling is possible.
JohnSh00ter Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
Beautiful! I remember seeing this years ago and loved it! Now it's in my favs:) I'm so happy I found it again, you're awesome! :D
bebai Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
i want this one on my wall
vasodelirium Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
hi!your work is featured in my journal,hope you don't mind:)
Mitia-Arcturus Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2010
Your beautiful work is featured in Action-Portraits...!!!
if you don't mind...
You are welcome in Action-Portraits...!!!
cyjay4 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
Amazing and unique! And the details are so great!!! Simply I love it:worship:
YossyHal Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2010
apricot-cafe Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2010
Thanks so much for this!
I saw this a while ago and it changed the style of art I do, to what I'm comfortable with now.
appreciate it.
felinnoir Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
afshin-mayabadi Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010
wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww u are just greate ....
I love your worx. each one of them is a book
borda Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
thank you! :)
RookinherRookery Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010
It blows up my brain in so many fascinating ways! Nice looking, to say the least, as well.
Nightglider Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
Wow love it!!! :wow:
Minzile Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010   General Artist
:heart: a little journal feature for this one my dear because its still one of my all-time-favourits :)! [link]
ARTVUK Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your work is interesting!

Thank you if you look at my gallery and if you get comments.
Hope you have a nice week!
N-Szewski Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it! haha, it's a pretty interesting idea. He's projecting love onto her.
EberusGFX Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
I love it!
seainside Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2010

You are so wise and creative!
Love the details that you used and the concept.

PaulBertram Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
Truly awesome, how we project our romantic loves/anima onto other people. And the man watching in the chair is like the observer I think, this is amazing stuff!
Minzile Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009   General Artist
i really love your works. i sneak from time to time just to look at your pictures and i don't know if i've told you that. this is really one of my absolut favs. i think your works should hang in a museum where everybody can look at them... do you do exhibitions? and are you in austria some time ^^?
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