Is a Standard of Taste Possible or Even Desirable?

There is undoubtedly a variety of opinion in matters of art appreciation – someone may, for example, detest Damien Hirst’s work but praise Raphael’s, and vice versa. A standard of taste is a criterion by which you can judge art to be praiseworthy or not. This means that opinion holds no authority. There are certain…View Post

The Visionary Art of Ben Ridgway

Ben Ridgway is a 3D artist who teaches at San Francisco State University in California, having previously worked for Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft in the development of video games. He creates digital art, sculptures, and animations, based on themes such as infinity, the golden ratio, sacred geometry, fractals, and technology. Ben is also using virtual…View Post

Ayahuasca-Inspired Art by Luis Tamani

Luis Tamani is an artist who was born in the Peruvian city of Pucallpa on the Amazonian Ucayali River. At the end of his academic training in art, he was introduced to the hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca, used by the indigenous peoples of the Peruvian Amazon for healing, divinatory, and spiritual purposes. Tamani’s work is influenced…View Post

The Visionary Art of Michael Divine

Born in Connecticut in 1976, Michael Divine is a visionary artist whose art also draws on artistic movements including Symbolism, Futurism, Impressionism, Abstract, Fantastic Realism and Surrealism. His art is inspired by human archetypes, the human condition, personal experiences, dreams, architecture, music and a deep interest in Eastern mysticism. Check out his website Ten Thousand…View Post

The Rising Popularity of DMT

The internet has enabled Terence McKenna’s lectures – and, in turn, his fascinating descriptions of the DMT experience – to circulate among the curious and experimental. But while the DMT Preacher has played a highly influential role in raising people’s awareness and interest in this strange substance, other factors have been at play in the…View Post