AYAHUASCA: ILLUSTRATION FOR ARTEFACT MAGAZINE
Illustration, Animation, Editorial
Art made to accompany Paula Wik's Artefact Magazine article about the rise in hallucinogenic Amazonian plant ayahuasca's popularity - specifically in relation to creative circles - including a conversation with actor Finn Jones (Game of Thrones, Hollyoaks) on the subject. The article suggests a possible correlation in a search for meaning outside of the confines of modern life.
The illustration depicts a mind rising above the darker aspects of contemporary society to a more open, beautiful universe, as ayahuasca users overwhelmingly describe a reattachment to the interconnectedness of existence - and particularly nature - in their experiences. Animated versions were used for online article, and still version of main image used for print magazine.
Second animated illustration for online version - a hallucinogenically informed take on a screenshot of Finn and Paula's Skype conversation detailed in the article: