The Ariel Lome > Ariel Salome Painting

(1975-2000)

 

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5' x 6'

 

 

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.

The 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 Ariel Salome

 

See more of my artwork in the Kushstone Gallery page.