Monday, November 18, 2013

Art: Girl Draws Self-Portraits While High on LSD

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So when I first started this blog one of the things I wanted to write about other than politics was art. I thought that art would give me and the readers a nice break between the crazy antics of politicians and world events. However I don’t really post too many things about art work, and I have received a few emails on my other blogs about art asking me to do more art posts. So here we go.

I found this awesome gem on Facebook this morning. A French girl draws her self-portrait before and after taking the hallucinogenic substance lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD). Having experimented with LSD myself I had to get a look at these and share them with everyone I could.

For those of you who don’t know much about LSD (other than what you hear from old movies or the mainstream media) it’s a powerful hallucinogenic drug. When ingested it can take up to 45-60 minutes before the effects take hold of the user, at which point the user feels extreme feelings of euphoria and can experience powerful visual and auditory hallucinations. This can have a profound affect on the mind of the users, usually described as a spiritual or life changing experience.

In the 1950’s the US government and the governments of other countries experimented with LSD on soldiers and agents. Other scientists have experimented with LSD on insects such as spiders to see how they react when exposed to the drug.

This girl who dosed on LSD and drew herself was actually chronicling her journey as well, writing on each drawing short notes about her experience as well as noting how much time has passed since dosing the LSD.

About 15 minutes after dosing LSD

45 minutes into the trip and we can see noticeable changes

1 hour and 45 minutes in and the real transformation is just beginning

2 hours and 15 minutes in and we can see some major changes here. She is transforming into her true self.

Now it's almost as if her aurora is coming to the surface and her whole body and mind is now ascending to a higher form of consciousness.

More changing, as if true self is still trying to convert the old self into a being of pure energy, half way caught in between being human and being other worldly

As if she has shed her human qualities and her conscious starts to grow and branch out from the crude matter that is her human form

It almost looks as if she is trying to draw what she was before her transformation

Now it looks like she has finally transformed and shed all of her human qualities to become some type of goddess that is made of pure energy. She has finally shed that old side of herself

As the LSD wore off she was asked to draw one more picture. This is what she drew, as if she was slowly returning back to her original form as her trip comes to a close
The art work is just phenomenal and gives you a very interesting look into the mind of an artistic individual. What I think is really cool is that as time passes you can see that the image she draws changes a lot from a very natural seeming portrait to small changes occurring on certain facial features and finally a transformation into what seems to be a completely different being that doesn’t seem human anymore.

While getting deeper and deeper into the high of the LSD you can notice that the artist actually stops filling in the eyes of the portraits. She claims in the notes that she usually draws the eyes last because she doesn’t like the portrait looking at her while she draws, but as the high became more intense she omitted the eyes from the portrait. One can only imagine what was going through her mind when drawing these.

All and all I say it’s some awesome art work that allows you to get inside the mind of a person on LSD and see things from a completely different spectrum. It’s very interesting to me because the times I experimented with LSD I tried writing to see what crazy things I could come up with. Over time I noticed that my handwriting (which is already sloppy) became even more unreadable and my ideas were jumbled and never seemed to flow the way I wanted them to. The end result was usually something that was completely unreadable, incoherent, and followed no structure at all.

However, I did write ONE good story while on LSD, and it became one of my favorites. It was about a science experiment called STX-1 and it involved a lizard-like creature whose biochemistry was altered to make him smarter and stronger. Little did anyone realize that the lizard was about to assimilate the DNA from every living thing into his own body, essentially copying some aspects of that DNA into his own and changing his appearing/intellect/strength. Eventually the lizard, who later named himself Sterzex, is able to see certain disturbances in space and time and can actually create wormholes out of those disturbances to travel to different dimensions and ultimately increase his own awareness and intelligence.

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