Geology and Psychedelia, Disturbances in perception

by Joan Ayrton

Observing the appearance in recent years of fluid and undulating imagery, like a resurgence in analogic forms, a return of mysticism and animism, and deep anxiety about the environment, Swiss-English artist Joan Ayrton puts into perspective the sensations of our time with the psychedelia that rattled society in the late 1960s. Psychedelia in today’s context, stripped of its folkloric trappings, becomes a prism on current and future disturbances, particularly in times of crisis…