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.
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