This week I’m working on my write ups for each drug and all of the research I have for each. I’m also working on the layout for my installations, and I’ve decided to narrow down the amount of drugs to three, LSD, DMT and Peyote. I met with Mr. Schade yesterday at school to discuss my installation and each writing pieces.
This week we are supposed to have out project graders chosen. I have chosen Mathew Aldridge for mine due to all of the research I have accumulated and I trust his opinion.
This week I have been focussing on my peyote installation/ art. Peyote is a plant that the native americans of mexico have been using for thousands of year and it has even migrated to some northern american tribes as well. They use it for religious practices and have many rituals that have been in the tribe since the beginning of it all.
Over thanksgiving break I met with Patty Lein and Carleton Schade to discuss my project and installation spaces. I read a few articles Schade had for me relating to psilocybin mushrooms, peyote and LSD.along with the articles he gave me numerous really interesting books to read and go through which were very helpful. I also wrote my mission/artist statement.