Shop Mobile More Submit  Join Login
Evolution by adriansalamandre Evolution by adriansalamandre
This oil painting measures 160 X 130 cms.
Here is the short explanation! For the 30 page detailed version please go to my website [link]
Here's a link to a video of the details and work in progress. I hope you enjoy it![link]
I painted it over a period of 2 years, spending at least 8 months on the composition and details.
I believe that the universe is miraculous in nature and that nothing happens by chance.
At the lower centre, I have represented the moment of creation or “big bang” with a cosmic egg, above which one can see a caduceus. This intriguing symbol is often linked to creative energies emerging from primordial chaos showing two opposing and outwardly spiraling snakes with a central winged sword acting as an axis of balance. Here are described three basic natural forces: positive, negative and neutral. For more on this please go to [link]
The simplest 3-D form is a tetrahedra (or 4 sided pyramid) and I have used this atomic structure to represent the lowest level of nature when it comes to evolution. Atoms can combine to make simple and complex minerals (here in the form of iron pyrite, emerald, amethyst and water) but there are over 5,000 known minerals on Earth!
A dimensional leap in Earths evolution occurred when minerals suddenly started to self-replicate around 3,800 million years ago. Viruses, bacteria and algae were amongst the first life forms to appear, and I have chosen Spirulina algae to represent this jump in complexity. (Partly because they are spiral in nature!) These algae evolved into seaweed where the first animal can also be seen. This sea slug gave rise to the first fish and around 380 million years ago some of them decided to leave the ocean for dry land. This gave rise to amphibians and later lizards, including the ever-popular dinosaurs. Mammals took over around 50 million years ago one can see an Induhyus followed by a rat, a lemur, a monkey and a chimpanzee.
I have taken the Garden of Eden scene from an oil painting by Hugo van der Goes in which Eve is taking an apple from a tree whilst a perplexed looking Adam stares into space. A strange looking serpent with Eve’s face has four lizard-like legs and a long tail. This, to me, is one of the best representations of this famous scene, as it accurately de-scribes the fact that God curses the serpent (by making it crawl on it’s belly) after Adam and Eve ate the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, so beforehand it must have had legs.
The big problem with using an apple is that no matter how many I eat, my knowledge of good and evil stays constant. I have used 2 species of hallucinogenic mushroom to de-pict this forbidden fruit, a fly agaric and a giant psilocybin mushroom.
The serpent claimed “Ye shall see like Gods” if they ate the fruit…
The mysterious 3rd eye is the pineal gland found at the base of the brain in numerous animals and man and it regulates a hormone called serotonin. This gland acts like a valve and it helps to limit and process the sensory data entering the brain from the outside world.
Psilocybin’s molecular structure is so similar to serotonin that it fools our brain into switching off the pineal gland, because it reacts to a would-be serotonin overdose. This effectively opens the valve to unlimited sensory information. When someone hallucinates they often let in more external sensory data than they can cope with!
Buddha was sat under a Bo fig tree (Ficus religiosis) when he attained enlightenment. Amazingly, figs are very rich in serotonin. Rather than switching off his 3rd eye, he opened it right up, effectively blocking all distracting external sensory data and reaching a level of oneness that has become legendary. Buddha found his own path to Nirvana and can been seen literally taking a short cut directly to the world above.
Jesus whilst out with his disciples one day found a fig tree baring no fruit and cursed it by making its roots wither…I wonder why? Here he can be seen chastising the temple traders and warning us all of the consequences of a materialistic life of greed and ignorance. So we crucified him. Prophets come to warn us about the future, but nowadays orthodox scientists pour scorn on such ideas of prophesy.
We have become very good at using matter in many ways, we have broken ancient universal truth into tiny little pieces of information, our technology has made some of us comfortable beyond reason, whilst mechanisation has taken the sweat out of labour. Stock exchange traders and bankers are hell bent on profit above all things. Our most prized technologies can kill millions at the press of a button. We have ignored the warnings. We are falling into a diabolical trap that would imprison our very souls. However, there is good news! The Devil, Lucifer, Satan, the fallen Angel etc. loses his grip on things and falls into the bottomless pit, taking all the bankers with him. It is the end of the battle of good and evil, which good wins.
Do we actually possess a soul that survives death? Are we re-incarnated in a new body so as to learn from past mistakes before being accepted in the world above? I believe it is so. But I also believe that everything is on the path to understanding right down the ladder of nature to the mineral world.
God sleeps in the rock,
God dreams in the plant,
God moves in the animal,
God awakens in man.

Empty space = No level of perception. = a 0-D point
Minerals = Ist level of perception. = a 1-D line
Plants = 2nd level of perception. = a 2-D plane
Animals = 3rd level of perception. = a 3-D cube
Man = 4th level of perception. = a 4-D hypercube or tesseract
Angels = 5th level of perception. = a 5-D plane or multiverse
Arc-angels = 6th level of perception. = a 6-D cube
God = 7th level of perception. = a 7-D hypercube

In the diagram we can see that dimensional leaps in geometry follow a simple extrapolation. An infinite number of points make a line, an infinite number of lines makes a flat surface, and an infinite number of flat surfaces make a 3-D object (a cube in this example). Each passing moment projects all 3-D objects in our universe through the 4th dimension. “Now”, is just an unlimited number of moments in the so-called present. We can always say it is now. When you are looking at a 3-D object, it is in fact an infinite number of 3-D objects streaming through time! Only if we froze time could we say that it is a genuine 3-D object. The hypercube in the diagram shows the movement of a cube in two positions, linked at each corner. Again, please go to my website for more details on this.
The world above, heaven, paradise, nirvana is a dimensional leap above man’s perceptive capacity and is the realm of angels. This is the 5th dimension. I believe that if a human has learned enough to become angelic in nature, their soul stays in the world above after death. I also believe that angels are made of light and therefore do not have a dense physical body.
Albert Einstein stated that if he rode on a beam of light, the concept of time and space would no longer be meaningful. Time would stop and all moments in time would be perceivable simultaneously. Here one can see an angel literally looking at the entire past of the planet earth’s evolution as an object! (and so can we!) But we can also see that there are numerous other “Earths in parallel” around her. This is called multiverse theory which suggests that there is not just one planet Earth, but an infinite number of parallel Earths in which different versions of you and me are free (but not obliged) to make alternative choices. We are not conscious of these other versions of “me” and they are not conscious of ours, but maybe they are linked subconsciously, both transmitting and receiving information through the 5th dimension.. The angel, however, can see through time and move between different realities and experience an infinite number of pasts, presents and futures. Amongst the many different versions of planet Earth there must surely exist one where all the best decisions were (and are still being) made, a paradise-on-Earth no less. Here one can see the lion lying down with the lamb, a symbol of reconciliation. Maybe angels are here to help us make the right choices and can come to people who follow their faith, intuition or dreams.
The cube within a cube is a tesseract: a slice through a 4 dimensional cube. Imagine the small cube simultaneously occupying every possible position within the large cube. If you can imagine this you have four-dimensional perception!
The next series of spheres are entire universes in parallel with each other. An infinite number of universes in which the physical laws governing forces (such as nuclear attraction) vary accordingly. For example, the nuclear forces in our uni-verse are just the right strength so that carbon atoms can form chains so that life can develop. If these forces were just a tiny bit stronger or weaker, life, as we know it, would not have developed here. Maybe other universes are more hostile and life is a very rare occurrence. Maybe arc-angels or Seraphim correlate to this very high level of existence/perception, some kind of “celestial quality control technicians” but I admit I have really no idea how and what an arc-angel perceives!
The last part of the spiral is the 7th dimension and the realm of God. An infinite number of multiverses dividing like cells in an embryo. An ultimate omnipresence as everything that is contained in all of these multiverses is a part of God’s consciousness.
The snake biting its own tail, an ouroboros, is a symbol of cyclic re-birth, like the phoenix. All the information contained in the 7th dimension is held here like a nest for the next cosmic egg.
The entire spiraling image also represents a superstring. To give an idea of it’s size... The sun is to an electron, as an electron is to a superstring! The greatest of all things can be found in the smallest and visa versa. This is the idea of fractals, no matter how close or far away one looks, the structure stays the same. In this way we can feel the inter-connectedness of all things. This is called noetic science. Please go to [link] for more details on this world-changing phenomenon.
For details on the idea behind this monumental work please go to [link]
Here's a link to a video of the details and work in progress. I hope you enjoy it![link]
Add a Comment:
GreenTomberry Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2017  Student General Artist
Incroyable! Tant de détails dans une peinture. Et le concept de la spirale est génial !
adriansalamandre Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Merci, je suis très content que vous aime bien mon travail ! :)
WilhelmTheloniousF Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:clap: :clap:
chapeau l'artiste, la peinture est superbe, et la petite explication complète l'expérience
adriansalamandre Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Merci, je suis très heureux que ça vous plaire autant ! :)
eyleeuhn Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2017   General Artist
That's really cool!
adriansalamandre Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I really like your work too! :floating:
madwithlegends Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Student Interface Designer
Incredible work, truely awesome Love  as an genetics student, I'm totally in love with it
adriansalamandre Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Fantastic! I'm really pleased you like it so much :)
Best wishes with your study in genetics!
HTDynamicDude Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017
This spiral of time is breathtaking.  Our future is a magnificent one :) (Smile).
adriansalamandre Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Yes, magnificent indeed! :)
DevastonD Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Magnífico, só por olhar a imagem vejo uma incrível enciclopédia de conhecimento!
Assim como você também busco essa sabedoria.
Just-a-Nomad Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
marching onwards
ever upwards
from a single tiny cell
to a mighty 4 footed beast
swimming in the ocean
and flying in the sky
the continuations of the simple
ever complex, branching
alveriaz Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Holy fuck this awe creation!
basicbeyond Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so the earth turns into this four ball thing? 
Moonstone-Serenity Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad you added Christianity to it :)
wwwwaltz Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
omg this is god like
SuperSpyro7956 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy shit this is amazing
ArchaeoPx Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Spirals, my favorite... =w=
Also, where's the present time?
undertaleshiper Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is cool
Zm1L3 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I see you worked hard on this, it's too bad I'm am (WAY) lazy to read your description, sorry for being so disrespectful.
Ururuty Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016
well done
DragonMechaG3 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Bien vu, c'est magnifiquement conscient ce travail et j'espère qu'on ne passera pas par un cataclysme du style métro last light avant de devoir trouver un terrestre paradisiaque ! Les indigos sont là et je pense même qu'ils vont empêcher ça. :D
Quand je pense on est bien réel dans cette période de transition spirituelle !
adriansalamandre Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Merci ! Oui, c'est Claire qu'on est arrive au point le plus bas avant de monter vers une nouvelle periode spirituelle, merci mon ami ! :)
khaclam Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This question may sound stupid but... Why does the chimp do a facepalm?
adriansalamandre Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
I'd like to hear your opinion, why do you think the chimp does a facepalm? :confused:
khaclam Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I would say the stupidity of mankind, but hey, it's just my opinion.
adriansalamandre Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, you've nailed it! Stupidity arising from an out-of-control egoism, but, I think humanity will ultimately find altruism, but that's my opinion.
khaclam Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree with your opinion that humanity will eventually get their at some point, but it's gonna take a very, very, very long time.
Ahmed-Qurmish Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016
good work i like it .. keep going to better Nod 
adriansalamandre Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like it! :)
Saw your work on Spirit Science. Had to make an account just to express that which you so obviously know. This innate gift to express through your art that which flows through us all.
My gratitude for the rare gift of Awe!
Love and light to you brother.
adriansalamandre Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow! I'm very touched that you went through all that to express your kind thoughts! I wish you all the best on your path, my brother. Vive la revolution pacifique! :bow:
I was very touched by the divination at play and the dedication and focus you showed in your work and your sharing. It was no trouble at all. You/your work can even claim to be the "Big Bang" of my expansion into Deviant Art, of which I was embarrassingly ignorant of, and have since found varying states of awe within these here firewalls. Yours is still the one.
And if I may add a share of a brand new development:
I have a screen shot of your brilliant piece on my photo files in my phone and computer as it gives a pretty great visual, near concept/word free representation of thought patterns and philosophies that I explore within myself and my consulting work. It caught my 5year old's eyes which led to his interest in sacred geometry and our spending at least an hour a day working on forms and patterns. And today my 3 year caught the screen shot on my phone and soon enough I had both of them wrapped up in awe as I told them about Buddha and the many figures that caught their eye within it.
Which is all to say I'm tremendously grateful to you, in a way no thousand words can express, there each on their own curiosity path of awakening and again it all started here.
Keep at it brother. The revolution is here. You're manifesting it.
adriansalamandre Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, the true beauty of it all is how happy it makes me when I hear that your children are interested in these ideas already!
I am fortunate to have been inspired by many great minds, without whom this piece would not been possible. It has been a pleasure for me to put all the parts of a puzzle together and help others see how it all fits so perfectly in one expression of universal consciousness. We are coming back home at last, but with a new experience of having lived outside of nature for a while. We know that it is neither profitable nor sustainable, but we had to see in order to learn.
Some of us on our separate paths for the moment, but the great awakening has begun, I feel that humanity will learn very quickly, we will repair what we have destroyed and we will one day all walk on the same path together. But when this will happen I have no idea. But Karma does!

Vive la revolution pacifique! Follow your path and keep the flowers growing!
NoLife-sama Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2016  Student
Whoa. At first i looked at this picture just because it looked nice, when I watched closely I was srprised by all the litlle details and really appreciated the meaning that I could start to guess was behind it. And now I've read the REAL sense of this picture, and it's just... whoa! whoa whoa whoa! You have explained God with physics, and expressed it through art. You just basically realised my dream!! I mean, those 3 things are the most (art and physics and trying to figure God out) are the little ado that I am's favorite subjects. So I'm totally amazed you were able to do an art so deep! I really hope I were able to do something like that someday. Anyway, congrats this is awesome!
adriansalamandre Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I'm so pleased you like it so much! :bow: This is, without doubt, my life's work as an artist... I wish you all the best and just keep hold of your dream and one day you will realise you can achieve it!
zentrinity Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
this is incredible.. I saw your work on Sprit Science #18 the four elements... really mind expanding stuff. I believe it's true that we are awakening and shifting into a higher consciousness. 
adriansalamandre Featured By Owner May 16, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! Yes, we are experiencing a spiritual renaissance, a paradigm shift to an understanding which embraces ancient wisdom and scientific proof. A new model of universal consciousness is replacing the big bang/ Darwinian evolution model. :floating:
MCsaurus Featured By Owner May 9, 2016
Have you know about cyclic universe?
shark235 Featured By Owner May 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful! Did you know that some scholars say that the serpent wasn't a snake at all, but a shining being. You see the word nachash not only means serpent but also divinator and shining one. I believe that the serpent in the graden a serpentine angelic creature and not some regular snake. Yeah sure it crawls on it's belly, so does the legless lizards. And when's the last time you see snakes eating dust?……
Eep2 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2016
Where did you come up with the nested circle image used in the last part of the spiral? They look exactly like something I came up with in 1997 which I refer to as "circular infinity". for more info.
adriansalamandre Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
Hi Eep2,
I came up with this idea after reading "tertium organum" by P.D. Ouspensky in the late 80's. He included a diagram of a "4 dimensional sphere" drawn by Johan van Manen. Here's a link to the picture. www.samvadosculpturecornwall.c… 
I thought about reproducing this in my painting, but eventually I decided to combine the idea of cell division and simple fractals into it as well. :bow:
YoOcik Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015
Dang, this is smart and beautiful.
VicodinFlavoredMints Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful! :wow: I love all the detail in it. Bravo!!! :love: :iconclappingplz:
adriansalamandre Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
VicodinFlavoredMints Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Xypaz-and-Friends Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This masterpiece is breathtaking and inspiring that it makes one wonder what the future and next evolution process (if there is one after the old one dies down) holds for the people who have thought about what many theories of what the universe is like after so many years from now.
adriansalamandre Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, I'm happy you find this piece inspiring! Follow your path and keep the flowers growing!Flowerpot 
Xypaz-and-Friends Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem.
poolaw3 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015
I watched a spirit science video just earlier today that included a link to further examine this piece of art and I just have to say it is incredible. The expression of emotion, thoughts, and knowledge that embody this work truly awe inspiring. I must ask though, do you think instead of an apple that Eve and Adam ate do you think it could have been a fig? I ask this question considering how figs open the third eye further and how Jesus discussed one withering and how we can see that what he warned against is becoming more and more prevalent today. I would love to learn more of your views on everything, but can I ask you to expand on how to have a faith in God and Jesus, while still opening up to things most would consider worldly or secular. Please email me if you prefer private, if you do not desire to answer it's ok I understand.

Thanks again,

Dakota P.
Add a Comment:


Submitted on
October 17, 2009
Image Size
3.8 MB


1,556 (who?)

Camera Data

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Shutter Speed
1/16 second
Focal Length
28 mm
ISO Speed
Date Taken
Oct 10, 2010, 11:19:21 AM
Picasa 3.0
Sensor Size