Face of Salvinorin

Face of Salvinorin
Face of Salvinorin, 2010
15.6 W x 19.8 H x 0.5 in

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The Face of Salvinorin was inspired by research into the psychedelic art world, and learning of the use of the diviner’s sage (more commonly known as Salvia Divinorum).

The Shamans of Oaxaca Mexico would take leaves from the plant and chew them (quidding) to achieve divinatory (or visionary) states of consciousness during times of spiritual healing sessions.

In my painting the ground and flora to the left side bend towards the sky creating the shape of a face. The plant has similar features (or a likeness) to a human head; and with spots representing eyes, it almost gives the impression of being watched.

Keywords: Psychedelic, Shaman, Divination, Salvia Divinorum, Salvinorin A, Face of Salvinorin, Diviner’s Sage, Seer’s Sage, Maria Pastora

Styles: Surrealism, Expressionism, Fine Art, Portraiture

Materials: Oil paints on Canvas

Face of Salvinorin
Face of Salvinorin by Phil Griffiths, 2010.

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