7 posts tagged Psychedelic
7 posts tagged Psychedelic
Portland, OR-based glass artist Mike Gong creates beautiful marbles containing awesomely complex and vibrant designs. Those pictured here are part of Gong’s aptly-titled Acid Eater series. Each handmade glass marble seen here contains a unique little galaxy of swirly, colorful shapes and patterns, at the heart of which appears a goofy, trippy character eagerly extending its tongue to slurp up a psychedelic square.
Holy psychedelic rocks, Batman! These awesome stones aren’t stone at all. They’re made of a substance called Fordite, also known as Detroit or Motor Agate. All of those beautiful layers are old automobile paint, countless layers of it, that accumulated in car factories over the years back when they cars were spray-painted by hand and excess paint dripped onto the metal tracks and skids that transported cars through the paint shop during the painting process. Thanks to the high heat that was used to bake the paint onto the cars, the layers hardened enough to be cut and polished into these beautiful industrial gems.
"Not much is known about how the pieces left the old factories, but it is assumed that ‘some crafty workers with an eye for beauty realized that this unique byproduct was worth salvaging. It was super-cured, patterned-like psychedelic agate, and could be cut and polished with relative ease!’"
Today this captivating material is shaped and polished into rings, necklaces, earrings, and of course beautiful stones like you see here. Because the painting process that created this substance no longer exists, Fordite is considered to be increasingly rare. But there’s still enough around to get some for yourself if you like. Check out the Fordite website to learn more.
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Here’s a delicious way to chase away the winter blues and satisfy your sweet tooth. It’s a slice of tie-dye cheesecake that was photographed by Redditor shorty12075 while dining at a Mellow Mushroom in Summerville, SC. We hope that after they ate it, they had a psychedelic tongue to match.
Photographer Jeremy Jackson (aka Tacky) lives in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains where spends most of his time creating awesomely psychedelic long exposure light paintings using little more than his camera, various light sources, and a boundless imagination.
Jackson’s fantastic and energetic images are created entirely in camera and don’t involve any post-production aside from the occasional crop or rotation.
For this method, light is the brush and the environment is the canvas determined by space and time. Jackson sees unlimited potential in this medium. He asserts, “The techniques are endless. The world is your canvas. Anything you can imagine can be painted a million different ways.”
Give just about anyone five minutes on the internets and they’ll soon see that one of its primary functions is to deliver cat-related imagery as often and diversely as possible. 'Conceptual creative' and art director Matthew Serge Guy designed an awesome feline delivery system in the form of a website called the Catleidoscope. Its tagline is: “Let’s reflect on the famous cats of the internet.”
The Catleidoscope is an interactive website that uses photos of the internet’s most famous kitties, such as Maru, Tard the Grumpy Cat, Sam (the kitty with eyebrows), Lil Bub, and Keyboard Cat, arranged in a kaleidoscopic pattern that changes as you move your cursor. It’s more free psychedelic feline fun than was previously thought possible.
What are you waiting for? Click here to give it a whirl.
[via Design Taxi]
Last year Los Angeles-based artist Jen Stark (previously featured here) exhibited more of her awesomely intricate and hypnotic multilayered paper artwork at a solo show entitled To the Power Of at the Martha Otero Gallery.
Jen uses little more than colourful stacks of construction paper, an X-Acto knife, glue, and hands that must be as steady as those of a surgeon to create dazzling pieces which feel like they might be portals to Lewis Carroll’s Wonderland.
"Made out of painstakingly-cut layers of multicolored paper, the sculptures in the show are somewhere in between a psychedelic hallucination and a cosmic explosion. The calculated, mathematic regularity of the works gives them a metaphysical quality, almost as if we are observing phenomena usually impossible to comprehend with the naked human eye."
It’s Made of Paper Day on Geyser of Awesome!