The End of the World

( ...Was the Beginning of a Whole New World)


Phoenix

2019 - Present


The 3 multimedia art projects below are in random chronological order reflecting the same randomness experienced during these unusual times.




When the 2020 Coronavirus lock downs and quarantine began Loid purchased the iPad Pro, Apple Pencil and the painting app ProCreate. With those tools he invented a new form of Art.

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After a month of frustration at being unable to draw or paint anything that he liked, Loid found ProCreate's radial symmetry guide. The symmetry guide is a tool that is present in every painting and drawing program that has ever existed. That is when he stopped TRYING to make art and instead began to slowly and deliberately PULL infinitely random abstract art into this world from some other dimension where it seemed to have already existed. He had done this 20 years earlier while living in Rome, Italy with the painting program Corel Draw where he created about 10 paintings that his oldest friend told him looked like mandalas.

The words Symmetrical Painting seemed to describe this new form of art better than the word mandala. Mandalas are always circular, much more repetitive and evoke prejudged design expectations. All paintings on this website began as random scribbles made while in a trance like state trying to deal with a period in modern history that at times felt like the end of the world.

These paintings are some of Loid's favorites out of over one thousand that he created throughout the unforgettable years of the Coronavirus.



8 armed machine piercing though the fabric of reality and emerging into our world.

Phoenix, Arizona
Summer 2020

Self-Transforming Machine Elves

Phoenix, ArizonaSummer 2021

Tripping that there's so much light between us.

Phoenix, Arizona
Summer 2020

Non-Terrestrial Autopsy

Phoenix, ArizonaJuly 2021

Matt commented ,"I Like This One!" a couple weeks after breaking my heart

Phoenix, ArizonaJune 2021

Quantum Psychedelic Projection of the Nucleus of an Atom

Phoenix, ArizonaSummer 2021

What Rules?

Phoenix, ArizonaJune 2021

W.O.W. or trying to make something my boyfriend would like.

Phoenix, Arizona
2021

It Was Just Ghastly!

Phoenix, ArizonaSummer 2021

Laying Eggs

Phoenix, Arizona
2021

Everything and More

Phoenix, ArizonaFall 2020

A Soft Star Cloud

Phoenix, Arizona
Fall 2020

Everlasting Gobstopper

Phoenix, ArizonaJune 2021

A Forward Escape into the Past

Phoenix, ArizonaSummer 2021

That's how it feels when you're going insane.

Phoenix, Arizona
Spring 2020

Resurrecting In The Future

Phoenix, ArizonaFebruary 2021

Energizing

Phoenix, ArizonaSummer 2020

He had too many mushrooms.

Phoenix, Arizona
Summer 2020

Untitled

Phoenix, ArizonaSummer 2020

My love said it looked "Angelic"

Phoenix, Arizona
Summer 2020



Wormholes

Photoshop + PCPhoenix, ArizonaMarch 2020

The first weekend of March 2020 Loid began a Photoshop exploration for a never completed oil painting. His intent was to get a vision out of his head about an approaching chaos in his life and world.

Little attention had been paid to news reports about the "coronavirus". They were mostly ignored remembering all the various short-lasting news stories over the years regarding "swine flu", " bird flu" etc. His first indication that this latest virus in the news was something serious was the middle of March 2020 when Disneyland, California announced it was closing down it's parks and hotels for 2 weeks. This was unprecedented. The California theme park had only closed for one day after 9/11 which had been the biggest world changing event in his lifetime. A week later Disneyland announced in would close... indefinitely with no opening date! Within a week the global economy crippling 2020 coronavirus lock-downs and quarantine began. The most famous theme park in the world would remain closed for more than a year because of the enormous life changing world wide social disaster that was COVID-19.

"Wormholes" is a digital collage of pieces of Loid's favorite painting from visionary artist Mario Martinez (Mars-1) "Wormholes Are More Common Than You Think",




The Prophetic Oil Paintings

In the Fall of 2019 Loid was forced by his boss to take an Oil Painting class, she was in the process of creating, as part of his job.

He had not used any kind of paint in 8 years since 2012 when he painted his solar visions that eventually caused psychosis.

He had only ever experimented with Acrylic and Glow Paint. The idea of oil painting was intimidating but because it became part of his job he tried his best. He was sure he had learned everything that was contained in his boss's online oil painting course. It was his job to give feedback and help improve the lectures and videos that where in the process of being created... and make art.

4 oil paintings where created that are below in order starting with his final painting down to the first.

Making a Choice in the Wasteland of the Crystal Meteor

Oil on Canvas 30 in X 20 in
Phoenix, Arizona
Winter 2019

Video: Oil Painting Architecture Layer Progression

Making a Choice in the Wasteland of the Crystal Meteor

Oil on Canvas 30 in X 20 in
Phoenix, Arizona
Winter 2019

Wave of Surveillance

Oil on Canvas 20 in X 24 inPhoenix, ArizonaFall 2019

Becoming the Singularity

Oil on Canvas 20 in X 24 in
Phoenix, Arizona
Fall 2019

The Tempest

Oil on Canvas 15 in X 30 in Phoenix, ArizonaFall 2019



Quarantined by the Corona Virus

Photograph of Loid's Desk in The Forest of Abandoned Cats
Phoenix, Arizona
May 2020

CHRONOLOGY