Cathy Daley
From the Dance Series, 2010
"Getting high is misunderstood. For me it was forced contemplation on the riddles of our world. A tweaking of the mind to break patterned and limited thinking. It reveals what we take for granted. It is a philosophical tool. It brings expansion in our relationships with others through shared laughter and honest dialogue. It makes us ‘real’ for just a moment, to temporarily display the beauty of a calm and loving state. Because of your experiences, you take them with you into your sober state and slowly integrate each realization you discover and eventually, do away with it and just be. And lastly, the side-effect of impaired memory is actually a benefit because it helps you forget about the dreadful past and allows you to sharpen your views onto the present."

(via commondense)

Interesting view. 

(via craisin)

(via commondense)


Joe Johnson

Fig. 126. You appear to a fish to be four-thirds bigger than you are. Gilbert Light Experiments. 1920.

Food for Thought ….. it’s all about perception, isn’t it?
Aldous Leonard Huxley ( 1894 - 1963) was an English writer. Best known for his novels including Brave New World, set in a dystopian London, The Doors of Perception, which recalls experiences when taking a psychedelic drug, and a wide-ranging output of essays, Huxley also edited the magazine Oxford Poetry, and published short stories, poetry, travel writing, film stories and scripts. 

Henri Matisse working on The Dance (1910)