There’s a lot of art in the world that can be credited to drugs - but it isn’t always done so directly as it was with German artist Sarah Schönfeld. Schönfeld took liquid versions of drugs, both legal and illegal, and covered exposed negative film. Each drug interacted with the film differently, and the chemical reaction continued for variable amounts of time. She repeated the process for dozens of drugs and enlarged the negatives after the reactions were complete.
This is really cool. It’s kinda like the thing with different types of liquor viewed under a high microscope, except even cooler. Understanding the chemistry of psychoactive substances has always been a bit of a hobby of mine (seriously how fucking crazy is it that a tiny amount of some fucking molecule can so so so drastically alter a person’s perception of the entire world within and without them…like how the fuck does that shit happen for real), and it’s neat to be able to visualize this kind of stuff in such a concrete way!