This was my
masterpiece painting. It culminated over a decade of psychedelic art
work that I had done, not very many paintings but a lot of drawings.
The amazing thing about psychedelic art was that for the first time in
Western history, psychedelic art was being produced. Psychedelic art
had been produced in several ancient civilizations, notably the Tibet
Buddhist art work, the Indian temple bas-reliefs, and Mayan cartoons.
Psychedelic art remains the only art movement that bridges not only
cultures but times as well. It is ironic that the Psychedelic Art
Movement is the only art movement in the world that was and still is
stopped from public viewing due to the onus of illegal drugs. While we
psychedelic artists were bringing in a marvel of human imagination
bridging continents and eras, galleries were pushing Pop Art because
they didn't have to explain to their customers why their artists were
being sent away to prison for possession of mind-expanding drugs..If
only people knew how much mind-altering drugs played in the creation
of masterpieces the world takes for granted.
Ariel Lome painting fell off it's holding bolt around 1993 and a small
section of the formicaboard was crushed. I couldn't repair the damage
as it was and of course, hiring a professional restorer was out of the
question given my perennial lack of funds. So I went ahead and
restored the damaged section by introducing a new texture feature,
texture paintings being what I had done early on in my art career such
as it was. I liked the new feature, thought seriously about continuing
the texture feature all the way through the black parts of the
painting but then realized that the black as is provided the best
contrast to the color parts so the repaired section remains as is, a
dancing figure emerging, Salome, and thus the Ariel Lome painting
became the Ariel Salome painting in the year 2000.
The new texture part creating
See more of my artwork in the
Kushstone Gallery page.