"El Rey Chamán"
Coloured pencils over kraft paper.
For Light Grey Art Lab Gallery show "Botanica"
About the piece:
The Peyote Cactus has a history of traditional use amongst Native American tribes as a shamanic teacher plant that can give visions of an alternate reality or the spirit world. It has been used by indigenous tribes, shamans and medicine men for the psychedelic effects when ingested, to communicate with the spirit world and as a medicine.
Peyote’s known history dates back to pre-Columbian times; possibly as early as 300 B.C. This is a part of traditional rituals and ceremony. Peyote is said to initiate a mental state that allows users to feel closer to their ancestors and the Universe/All That Is/God.