“It is a widely accepted fact that cannabis (…and other great hallucinogens) have been linked numerous times to allowing people everywhere; from writers, to artists, and even amongst the most advent doodlers as being a smooth gateway to better and more insightful pieces of art. So take your brush of choice and blow some minds… this is Stoner Art.” ——–> Are you an artist? If so, send your pieces to Dignan
Upon browsing one of the more recent collections of psychedelia inspired art on the subreddit, Baked Art, I stumbled across today’s submission (featured above) in Stoner Art by the artist under the alias, Naturally Irrational. Personally, I have entitled this illustration, “A Blinding Light on a Winding Path,” as I feel it sets the scene for the artist’s entire album, The Life of the Naturally Irrational. A shadowy blue figure, perhaps an autobiographic projection of the artist himself, stands facing the threshold of a winding green and white checkerboard walkway, which contorts and tangles around itself, finally dissipating into an indescribable and unforeseen alternate universe. From the distance, a blinding yellow light emanates from the end of the mysterious pathway piercing the face of the specter, who is drawn into the eerie emission like a tractor beam. The drawing has a sense of weightlessness, though the cylindrical setting gives the sketch motion, especially as the edges of the path express intensity through the utilization of heavy, dark directional strokes. For me, the light represents each of our unique hopes, dreams, and aspirations that can only be obtained through persistence in endeavors, resilience against distractions, and excellence in production. In a similar manner to the nameless figure, who takes the first step toward their destiny in this fortuitous journey known as life, we do not know if our fate is enlightenment, depravity, or some grey region in between. However, we cannot sit idly by as others venture down that winding path without us. We can be afraid no longer. We must act, for if not now, then when?