Fast Track to Happiness
I started my digital art residency at Gazell.io with experiments in digital virtual psychedelic trips. I had no idea how or where they would go, and they went far beyond my expectations. Starting with my 5-HT pattern formulation I was inspired to attain spatial presence, and the illusion of embodiment. I developed a series of digital roller coaster rides, each time playing with the dosage of my 5-HT digital drug to fine-tune the colour frequencies. I experimented with motion, animating on multiple levels and was able to induce a disorientating sensation where it became difficult to discern between forward and backward movement. I pushed the arcs of motion, to stir mind and body. Ultimately, I ceded creative control introducing procedural transformations to enable a generative art expression.
Later just like traditional psychedelic rituals to recall snap shots of the experience, I went back to study the animation frame by frame. I discovered an expected process of digital alchemy had generated a series of dynamic biomorphic psychedelic portraits. Exquisitely balanced compositions, both in colour and form, these works represent a new visual language for psychedelic art which is something I’ve been working towards for many years.