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  • psychedelic experiences
  • drugs, a source of artistic inspiration
  • “mind manifesting”
  • 1960’s culture
  • kaleidoscope
  • patterns, detail, repetition, distortion, abstract
  • bright/highly contrasting colours
  • surrealist subject matter
  • inspired by pop art
  • comic books

The reason I came across the Psychedelic art movement was when I saw Bruce Riley’s work with paint and resin which created these beautiful and ‘psychedelic’ abstractions. Abstraction has always made its way into my work, I have a love of colours and contrasting all different types of colour. How you can create something so unique each time, no abstract is the same unless, for example you photocopy it. I feel like I could create something so interesting with this psychedelic idea in mind with a landscape.

The era was a social, musical and artistic change influenced by psychedelic drugs, 1960s – 1970s. The psychedelic movement is similar to the surrealist movement in that it prescribes a mechanism for obtaining inspiration.

Humphry Osmond, British Psychiatrist, know for inventing the word psychedelic

Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley was an English writer and Philosopher. Huxley gained worldwide fame from his views on better living, which was sometimes achieved, he believed, through psychedelic drugs.

The Doors of Perception, a short book by Huxley, detailing his experiences when taking mescaline; mesaline known for its hallucinogenic effects similar to those of LSD and psilocybin.

Collection of writings on Psychedelic and the visionary experience




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