Under the Influence
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Under the Influence:
Benzedrine, Caffeine, Chloral hydrate,
LSD, Marijuana, Mescaline

6 drawings on vellum
36" x 48" each

These are large versions of the Solar Burn drawings. Like those drawings, they are also burned into vellum using a magnifying glass and the sun. They were made specifically for the Arid House windows at the UC Botanical Gardens. Hanging in the greenhouse windows with glass on both sides, the sun shines through the tiny holes burned into the vellum and sparkles like dew on a web. They were created for the exhibit Natural Discourse, curated by Shirley Watts and Mary Anne Friel. All photos of drawings on this page were taken by Sibila Savage, with the exception of the Arid House installation.

Benzedrine Caffeine Chloral hydrate LSD Marijuana Mescaline Arid House