Terrence McKenna’s “Stoned Ape Theory” is, to my mind, as plausible an explanation accounting for the missing link between the animal kingdom and humanity as any. The mind-blowing revelations and abstract, alien insights bestowed upon the experiencer of high doses of psilocybin are convincing to say the least. Under the influence of this super salient psychedelic one has the impression of nostalgia and familiarity with a sense of being that is handed down through aeons of repeated incarnation. Application and integration of these otherworldly events are key however. The syncretic, amalgamated spirituality and resultant creativity bestowed by the collision of psilocybin and one’s life itself is the true art.
Design Process for my newest piece, Northern Menagerie. Created for Wazshop.co using Corel Painter 2015, Photoshop CC, After Effects and Trapcode Tao
The shapeshifting, multifaceted overlay of human consciousness embedded in the unfolding of time.
Khemet Manifest is the flagship image representing Eloh Projects’ new series of Ancient Egyptian inspired imagery. Khemet was the Ancient Egyptian term for the lands of Upper and Lower Egypt. I have resurrected the spirit of Khemet here shrouded in the garments of the dead Pharaohs. Lifted on the hood of Wadjet the Cobra and raised by the Djed pillar of Osiris, the spirit maintains its restful posture as it towers above modern Cairo.
Osiris is the Ancient Egyptian god of the underworld and presides in judgement over the fate of the mortal soul. He is unique in that he has no modern mythic counterpart. Accused by some Judaeo-Christian sects of being a disguise for the Anti-Christ, his position as judge of the deceased soul is more reminiscent of the arcane ideal bestowed upon St. Peter at the Pearly Gates.
At the age of 19 I endured an episode of mind-bending, reality-altering agony. There were a lot of things happening to me at the turn of the millennium the most memorable of which were regular journeys through psychedelic innerspace.