by David Jay Brown
Every creative person who has ever taken a psychedelic substance yearns to express the experience. Among other things, psychedelics have a most extraordinary effect on the imagination and the optical cortex of the brain. Visual art that is reminiscent of the kinds of hallucinatory visions– intricate, brightly colored, unusual, complex, imbued with meaning, and often geometrically organized– that one sees with closed eyes during this hyperdimensional brain state has been dubbed “psychedelic art”.
Psychedelic art is not always inspired by a drug-induced experience, but
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