Part three of this series on drug culture and the arts looks at the work of artist Our Lady of Salvia. Here is a comic strip from her OLOS Comics blog…
…This prize money is arguably a lot more significant than the extra kudos of being ‘Winner of BGT 2012′. In terms of media exposure – and any career prospects resulting from it – the difference between coming first or second is negligible.
Part two of this series looks at the work of Graham Hancock who is most famous for his work exploring and writing books about ancient sites and civilisations. More recently his work led him to research and eventually ingest the plant extract Ayahuasca.
THE WAR ON BUGS is a study of social and political themes in the classic Paul Verhoeven / Ed Neumeier film Starship Troopers. It explores the film’s relationship with totalitarianism in left and right politics, the war on terror, cultural fascism and military brainwashing.
‘… no one actually pays any attention to what’s happening in the sky. We’re all too busy with our hectic lives … I continued with my work partly to explore this theme, I wanted to see just how far I could push it before people started to notice my work…’
David discusses his research into the history of Laurel Canyon including the staggering number of 60′s icons who came from high ranking military/ intelligence backgrounds.
With the funding of the arts becoming an increasingly hot topic these days is it time for the arts community to take the matter into their own hands? Performance artist, actress and fashion designer Stephanie Shelly seems to think so…