The Trip is a series of psychedelic illustrations about altered states of consciousness. Individuals depend too vigorously on the ordinary mind. They meticulously break down themselves and their issues with little result, as if the conventional ordinary mind is the main and best instrument for healing oneself. We live our lives and address our difficulties with the intellect, dismissing the open doors that modified states offer. Possibly we simply lean toward the wellbeing and consistency of the normal personality and the universe of thought. We comprehend what’s up mentally however we feel adhered with regards to getting help.
The motivation originated from an inebriating night of blowing bubbles and whiskey sours. Most of the illustrations are icons from my times out. I chose to illustrate this in a series of different sized grids making a visual tapestry. I was inspired by patch work blankets.
Started with some basic sketches of the grid. Migrated the concepts over to Adobe illustrator and started to fill in the boxes with color and icons.
I finish one box at a time in order to keep colors from one box from clashing with other boxes.
The over all responses from people is a pleasant experience. The bright colors and different dimensions are intriguing to individuals. I am often asked whats it about. I’ve learned that non ordinary modes of the mind can help healing oneself.