Meditatively flashing back into these trips I began to envision and contemplate examples of where in our world these psychedelically-inspired patterns are typically found. The most obvious examples include, visionary art (such as the artwork of Amanda Sage, Alex Grey, Android Jones and Pablo Amaringo), glyphs of ancient languages, kaleidoscopic, stained-glass Medieval cathedral windows, Middle-Eastern and Oriental rugs, geometric Islamic art, design and architecture, Tibetan and Shipibo-flavored tapestries, yantras, mandalas, etc. And then, interestingly, a more non-conventional example electrified my brain: Haute Coutre.
I will start you off with Gucci's Spring Summer 2014 Fashion Show that happened at last year's Milan Fashion Week. It gives you a fairly accurate depiction of what I'm talking about. Notice the organic-techno look of many of these glimmering fabrics. At times, if you concentrate, it almost feels as if you're forty-five minutes into your trip.
I will post photos of my visit to the Jean Paul-Gaultier exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum next week, along with a Gaultier fashion show or two. The week after the next I'll post the most psychedelic fashion show in the history of fashion. So be on the look-out, but for now, (as always is for now), zoom in and enjoy the subtle visions of the complex, microcosmic acid wonderland.