Frida Kahlo in that sense is a symbol of hope, of power, of empowerment, for a variety of sectors of our population who are undergoing adverse conditions. According to Taylor, Frida is "a sponge." She absorbs different desires, ideas and impulses for every person who sees her paintings. 36x48
Ganesha is one of the best known and loved deities in the Hindu pantheon of gods, and indeed is the most recognised outside of India. But who is this elephant headed fellow, and why is he so popular?
Ganesh is the Lord of Good Fortune who provides prosperity, fortune and success. He is the Lord of Beginnings and the Remover of Obstacles of both material and spiritual kinds. Interestingly, he also places obstacles in the path of those who need to be checked.
Because of these attributes, Ganesh is widely revered by almost all castes and in all parts of India, regardless of any other spiritual affiliations. His image is found everywhere, in many different forms, and he is invoked before the undertaking of any task. Ganesh is also associated with the first Chakra, or energy wheel, which underpins all of the other Chakras and represents conservation, survival and material well-being. He is considered to be a patron of the arts and sciences and of letters. Devotees believe that if Ganesha is worshiped, he grants success, prosperity and protection against adversity. In a lesser known role, Ganesh is also the destroyer of vanity, selfishness and pride.
This is a tribute to Hyphy-Pop Culture in the Bay Area. I've always loved Andy Warhols colorful portraits he's done of icons during his time, I wanted to do Mac Dre because he is probably our biggest icon here in the Bay Area. They both play a big part of me being a artist, from Dre's music to Warhols trippy colors. Edition of 35 hand screen printed posters by me and the legend @politicalgridlock , signed and ready to go! Psychedelically proven to work! Lol Enjoy
My favourite Hot Sauce
Representing a great time in funk music, this 70s decor is a style that always caught my attention. I love how they stuck to the same few earth tones and it represented a whole generation of music and aesthetic. This one is dedicated to all those days and nights watching Good Times
Hand painted this faux leather jacket for a review of 2018. Everything on this in some sort of way reflects this past year for me, thank you so much 2018! Cannot wait for the new year and new opportunities, thank you all for your love and support this year
This painting is inspired after the song "My Fault" by Eminem, about him being at a party with a woman name Susan and she has a bad trip. The song is incredibly detailed rhyme by rhyme, and also shows a dark side of his humor. This one is dedicated to all the people out there takin psilocybin mushrooms and experiencing those bad trips, it happens, but after every bad trip i’ve always learned something meaningful and came out of it with a bigger appreciation of life.
Windows Of Perception
This is my version of the book "Doors of Perception" by Aldous Huxley. A painting representing the the window that we enter in our minds during a natural high/psychedelic trip/ or anything that gives you the feeling of a high escape. This particular painting represents the high/colorful wave I've been riding since Miami art Basel. To get a better understanding of this painting listen to the song "Shining Like The Funk" by The Touch Funk.
M I D J U N E
This one is dedicated to all the workers in Ibiza who been waiting all winter to get there, and said to themselves "i'm going to do something sick everyday and appreciate every moment" and after a month we're so use to being there in such an amazing environment that we take advantage of simple things like being in a villa and looking out of a window and seeing a palm tree with the beautiful clear blue sea behind it. I'm the most guilty of this ahah Love y'all
This painting was so much fun to do, and really different from most of my usual work. I spent this past summer listening to loads of disco and funk music, especially my last month in Barcelona. For those of you who don't know I'm Synesthetic, all my life every time I listen to music my brain would produce colors to certain parts of the beats, with shapes forming from the sounds, or certain songs just have a color for me. (More about this below) I thought everybody was like this until a year ago when I seen a Pharrell interview and he explained it, I was like wtf this isn't normal? Only 4% of the world experiences this. This painting is a mix of shapes and colors that are produced in my mind when I listen to disco & funk music, each color/shape here is a broken down piece of the music. This is probably one of the most expressive paintings I've done, Im usually hard on myself and want things to be perfect and detailed, but im really looking forward to vibing with bold colors letting the music guide me. I'm excited on this new path of art I'm going down! For more information and a better understanding of what Synesthesia is read below! 🌈👽✨
Synesthetes — or people who have synesthesia — may see sounds, taste words or feel a sensation on their skin when they smell certain scents. They may also see abstract concepts like time projected in the space around them. Another common form of synesthesia is the association of sounds with colors. For some, everyday sounds such as doors opening, cars honking, or people talking can trigger seeing colors. For others, colors are triggered when musical notes or keys are being played. People with synesthesia related to music may also have perfect pitch because their ability to see/hear colors aids them in identifying notes or keys.
The colors triggered by certain sounds, and any other synesthetic visual experiences, are referred to as photisms.
According to Richard Cytowic, chromesthesia is "something like fireworks": voice, music, and assorted environmental sounds such as clattering dishes or dog barks trigger color and firework shapes that arise, move around, and then fade when the sound ends.🌈
A representation of a day of mixed emotions on a sunny day, I know myself I go through various emotions a day. I can be really inspired and happy for a hour or so, then the next I can be really un inspired and feeling low, it has always been something I been working on all my life. For all of you who are experiencing this, you are not alone!
“A PSYCHEDELIC BEACH EXPERIENCE”
This poster is dedicated to my love of psilocybin mushrooms, and 60s, 70s rock posters. I had a really fun time drawing this poster design, a huge inspiration for this was from a psychedelic trip I had at a beach and made me realise that most of my trips I usually always end up at the beach. For some reason this has been my calming place most of my life, whenever i’m on a “trip” I always gravitate towards the sea, i’m assuming for the calmness this place holds during what sometimes can be a intense ride.
Dedicated to one of my biggest inspirations in life, the Lizard King himself. From his psychedelic experiences mixed with art, his childhood fantasy world, mixed with his poetry, i’ve always felt a strong connection with Jim. The Doors is my favourite band ever, and will forever have a huge part of narrating my life.
This denim jacket is inspired by the where I spent most of my time in #Ibiza, at Kanya Beach down the street from our apartment. Much love to that beach.
This painting is really special to me, since I was young I had a real strong connection with this mysterious place, especially while I'm on the beach. Whether It would be a psychedelic trip, partying, crying, havjng sex, catching up with a friend, or simply just taking time to myself to reset and talk to the moon, she's been there for me. For that I've always looked up and gave thanks.🌙
Sun inspired painting projecting Good Vibes, the sun will always be a reminder to smile.
Keith haring PAINTED DENIM
A tribute to the late Keith Haring, these were made to keep the kings legacy alive no matter where the person went wearing these. Much Love Keith!
GOLDEN PYRAMIDS 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SUMMER OF LOVE POSTER
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the “Summer Of Love”, I decided to make this tribute poster that was made with tons of love and dedication to what that summer has done to me as a person and a artist. The summer of love inspired many generations to come after, forever will be grateful for the motivation that time has created for me.
I spent summer 2017 in Ibiza, Spain. This island is the most magical place on the planet, I fell in love with this place so much. I LOVE the beach, and the sunset. This island treats the sunset like a religion. Everybody spends their whole day at the beach, but no matter what you did that day around 8pm everybody heads to the beach to catch the sunset. Everybody claps, whistles, and cheers as the last piece of the sun hides behind the beautiful beach or mountain. This was such a beautiful experience for me, this is a moment of love, and happiness like no other. At this moment we are all a family and are connected through this big light of sunshine.
Bart Simpson tripping on LSD, one of my favorite paintings i've ever done. This is a representation of me, taking one of my favorite art inspirations. LSD has opened a door in my mind that no other substance has ever done, from the colors, visuals, and high senses that are caused under the influence. The vibrance in these experience has played a important role on my outlook on life and art. As a visionary artist I feel like we are here to push boundaries and to discover the unknown, and bring back a representation of whats like beyond this realm/dimension to share with you all.
This painting was a real sensitive one for me. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, i've grown up here all my life around the most "strangest, weirdest, and different" people on the planet. Amongst all those, i've grown up around a lot of homosexuals. Recently I have been experiencing a lot of homophobia from people I grew up with, things being said such as "Oakland is just hella gay people now, everywhere I go it's just hella gay I can't take that shit". Although i'm not homosexual, i'd like to say these things being said in front of me make me real uncomfortable and disappointed. I have close brothers and sisters that are apart of the LGBTQ community, and for them to be talked about like they are less or anything besides normal is not cool with me. I', sorry i didn't stand up to these people sooner, but it's never too late. I love you all whether your sex, color, religion, or anything else that makes you different. I hope with my story I can help at least one person stand up to homophobia in their community.
Lucid lifetime, representing a transition during a DMT trip. The ground representing the dimensional road ahead leading up to Pyramids that feel like a safe place. For those of you who’ve been here, know this place can sometimes feel like a lifetime. The eye showing our pineal gland full wide open, so open its taking over the dimension you have entered, all seeing eye.
This piece is highly influnced by a a collage of images going on in ones mind during a psilocybin trip, particularly mines. The circus name is chosen because of all the wild event, and shows that are happening during that day, like a circus usually uncontrollable and wild. The owl symbolises a moment for me that always happens when I take this magic mushroom, where I feel like I am always in a 3r person watching myself.
Beach moon cycle
Moon cycle on the beach, representing a long night at the beach of memories. Whether they be bad, good, or fun, I've spent a good amount of my free time at night star gazing, and wondering what the true story is behind the moon. The moon has always been a fascinating symbol to me, a luminous light in the sky protecting us all from complete darkness. With this painting i'd like to share my love for this unknown planet and its beautiful light shining amongst us all.
The words of Terrence Mckenna, and outlook on life has impacted me since I was a youth, and still to this day helps me understanding this dimension we're in, whether it's under the influence of psychedelics or not. I started this paintings two days ago during a micro-dose psilocybin mushrooms experience alone in my art studio. Here's one of my favorite quotes from the man himself. "You are an explorer, and you represent our species, and the greatest good you can do is to bring back a new idea, because our world is endangered by the absence of good ideas. Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness."
There's Mother Earth, this is "Mother Moon". "Extraterrestrials known as Alien-Human Hybrids are created through processes and procedures that occur during and after the abduction of, and/or visits with, Humans by ETs and Advanced Intelligences. The HR Team believes many, but not all, Hybrid beings are a biological combination between Humans and what we believe to be Extraterrestrials and Advanced Intelligences; however, their creation is not limited to the combination of only two species’ DNA. In other words, they most likely have more than two “parents.” The term Transgenic Beings was officially put forward by abduction researcher Budd Hopkins in his 2003 book entitled Sight Unseen to describe these types of new beings."
Celestical love between two planets
"Sun-Moon aspects in synastry are highly touted, with good reason. The sun and the moon are natural companions in the sense that they complement each other. When they come together in synastry, yin meets yang, day meets night, the subconscious mind meets the conscious mind, and so forth."
Crystal ball emoji
This crystal ball emoji was inspired by a close friend of mine who always gives me a card reading when I am going through a shift in my life. The first time was in 2016 when I was on a sober path and trying to find myself, and the reading aligned a lot that was going on with me. After a year or so I decided to go back for another reading, and this time it was even more accurate and revealing. I've always been a superstitious person, and an intuitive but the readings i've been blessed with are always out of left field and in tune with my life. Thank you Penelope for always welcoming with me with open arms when in need of a reading.
"A crystal ball, also known as an orbuculum, is a crystal or glass ball and common fortune telling object.[a] It is generally associated with the performance of clairvoyance and scrying in particular.
Es Vedra Rock
This painting is for my beautiful sister Amanda Higgins, the first time I ever went to Es Vedra rock was with her, Andy and Karen on a random night driving around ibiza, and Amanda suggested we go there. The whole time we were there I was talking about aliens and reptilians and I ended up scaring myself along with everybody else ahah although we were there for a short time I felt like it was one of my favorite nights on the island. Everytime I think of this place I think of how special that night was and thankful for Amanda knowing the directions all the way up there lmao love you and I hope you enjoy it! The story of Es Vedra Rock below.
Shrouded in myths and legend, Es Vedra is said to be the third most magnetic spot on the planet (after the north pole and Bermuda Triangle). Some geologists claim this is not the case, yet there is no denying the way navigational instruments tend to go haywire in the vicinity of Es Vedra, and it is almost impossible to get a direct compass reading. Even homing pigeons get confused whilst flying over the island, often completely losing their sense of direction. It is further said that part of Es Vedra was used to build the Pyramids in Egypt, as the limestone rock is claimed to hold a maximum concentration of energy, similar to that of the Pyramids, Stonehenge and Easter Island and, certainly, many people become conscious of a mysterious force that surrounds the area, making it a favourite place for meditation and other spiritual practices.
But perhaps one of the best known myths surrounding Es Vedra is that it is, in fact, the tip of the sunken civilisation of Atlantis.
Psychedelic Alien Emoji
This is my most used emoji on my iphone, and the rainbow. Together they represent me the most out of all emojis, so I put them here together to experience a trippy psychedelic vision.
"Sunsets are proof that endings can be beautiful too"
In Ibiza sunset is a real big part of their culture, between 8pm-930pm everybody crowds and gathers at the beach to say farewell to the sun for the day. Once the last shine of the sun goes behind that mountain, or past the ocean, you hear nothing but clapping, cheering and loud whistling. It's a unexplainable feeling that you get and at first hard to understand, this too has become part of my personal lifestyle.
SUMMER 2017 PANTS
I painted these jeans in memory of my second home, Ibiza. Each symbol is a representation of my past summer. The mushroom represents a long gap in my life I left mushrooms behind because of a bad trip, but this summer I put my faith in the magical island and had a awakening experience on a rooftop villa in Ibiza. The flower representing my growth this summer, and how much i've blossomed in to the man I am today. The love simply represents the endless amount of love i've received from people that I never met in my life, also taught me love isn't about the amount of time you've had with somebody, but simply on the vibes and energy with two human beings. Earth, summer 2017 I went to Jamaica, Ibiza, Italy, France, and Belgium, I feel like I am on my path to traveling the world. Peace sign represents my mind through out my everyday life, I try and keep it peace between me and those I surround myself with. The polaroid photo, this is the most important painting for me on these jeans. Everywhere I traveled to I spent much time on the beach, I watched almost every sunset this summer and it really effected me in such a posititve way. Each sunset in every country was different, but seeing the sun set was always a familiar feeling which always grounded me. The avocado means a lot to me, it was hard at times being vegan traveling, but no matter where I went there were always avocados and toast for me to eat lol the struggle was real.
FRUIT EMOJI JEANS
These are a rare one of a kind fruit emoji painted denim. I painted this because I was really inspired by my vegan lifestyle and the amount of fruits and veggies I eat on a daily, that mixed with the internet culture. Together I created a very healthy, and tasty aesthetic to match my lifestyle.
Ganesh is depicted with an elephant's head on a human body and in the Hindu tradition he is the son of Lord Siva and the Goddess Parvati. He is known as the Remover of Obstacles and is prayed to particularly when people are beginning a new enterprise or starting a new business.
Eritrean/Ethiopian Mekane Yesus Kristus (Black Jesus)
Rainbow Hamsa Hand
"The Hamsa Hand is an ancient Middle Eastern amulet symbolizing the Hand of God. In all faiths it is a protective sign. It brings its owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortune. The hamsa hand has a wide variety of different spellings which includes hamesh,hamsa, chamsa, and khamsa'. This one in particular I wanted to get a happy, bright and vibrant feel to it. I want you to feel a sensation of joy and protection from the colors of the rainbow, and sky backround.
These are Buddha Eyes (also known as WisdomEyes), and they look out in the four directions to symbolize the omniscience (all-seeing) of a Buddha. ... Above this is the third eye, symbolizing the all-seeing wisdom of the Buddha
Here is a turtle, with a Om symbol on its shell. The turtle is representing "The mystical messages, and symbols of the ancient and legendary Turtle totem animal. Gifts of finding inner wisdom, the magic of intuition, symbolic meaning of vast journeys and the gift of long life."
Sea Turtles are a very ancient soul living in the seas, land turtles make their homes in deserts, and the forests. Turtle spirit animal gracefully teaches us the art of adapting to new surroundings and enviorments.
The sea Turtle opens us up to experimenting with new terrains and ideas, while maintaining a comfortable self pace.
Congos sunset is a representation of my 2nd home, the Alameda beach. I've spent days here working on art, dealing with life's difficulties, and having some of the best nights of my life celebrating the summer with close to 100 people at our beach parties. From the highs and to the lows, The Congos have always been a place for me to come and reflect on my life, and motivate me through the sound of the waves, and the texture of the sand, letting me know no matter what, they will always be here for me.
Dark Side Of The Shroom
A drug releasing you from the mundane, usually, when done with a mellow interior and open mind, will allow you to realize how you're being fucked every day of your life.
Love Of Ganesha
Ganesh (also spelled Ganesa or Ganesha and known as Ganapati, Vinayaka and Pillaiyar) is the Lord of Good Fortune who provides prosperity, fortune and success. He is the Lord of Beginnings and the Remover of Obstacles of both material and spiritual kinds.
In Hinduism, Om is one of the most important spiritual symbols. It refers to Atman (soul, self within) and Brahman (ultimate reality, entirety of the universe, truth, divine, supreme spirit, cosmic principles, knowledge). The syllable is often found at the beginning and the end of chapters in the Vedas, the Upanishads, and other Hindu texts. It is a sacred spiritual incantation made before and during the recitation of spiritual texts, during puja and private prayers, in ceremonies of rites of passages (sanskara) such as weddings, and sometimes during meditative and spiritual activities such as Yoga.
"The Hamsa Hand is an ancient Middle Eastern amulet symbolizing the Hand of God. In all faiths it is a protective sign. It brings its owner happiness, luck, health, and good fortune. The hamsa hand has a wide variety of different spellings which includes hamesh,hamsa, chamsa, and khamsa'.