Our Tools

"We become what we behold. We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us." - Marshall McLuhan

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Psychedelic Surrealism

For this project I wanted to focus on psychedelic artwork. I used images from photos from music festivals across the country because these places are most often associated with this type of artwork.  The images I created focus on altered perceptions of these locations.  It is a blend of realistic and surreal images that shows the world as slightly altered instead of completely psychedelic.

The psychedelic imagery was created using a print-making technique called marbling which is made using watercolors.  The watercolors are swirled with a tool to create a pattern in a tub of water.  A piece of paper is then put onto the top of the water where it picks up all the paint.  I took pictures of the marbling that I did, then added more color and filters in Photoshop to create a more psychedelic looking image.  Then I combined those images with the photos from different festivals.

Psychedelic surrealism: Art, design & photography. in Red Bubble [database online]. 2012 [cited April, 20 2012]. Available from http://www.redbubble.com/explore/psychedelic+surrealism.

Psychodelic art - PsychedelicArtist.org. 2012 [cited April 20 2012]. Available from http://www.psychedelicartists.org/.

Spraygraphic community | projects | psychedelic-surrealism. in Spray Graphic [database online]. 2012 [cited April 20 2012]. Available from http://www.spraygraphic.com/ViewProject/756/normal.html

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