Tag Archives: psychedelic

The Iron House

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As part of the Open Heritage Days I took myself off to visit what was billed as a ‘Psychedelic House’ in Cullercoats. After alighting from the metro and turning into Marden Terrace, I couldn’t miss seeing my objective with its brightly painted window frames. On reaching the gates I knew I had the right location with ‘Iron Press’ on the gate and a rainbow patterned front door. I was greeted by the resident writer’s friend as we both reached the gate at the same time. Upon entering I was introduced to Peter Mortimer , writer and owner of the property who jovial, friendly, knowledgeable attitude was a delight to encounter. He provided me with a small brochure detailing the stories behind the artworks covering the walls and books on the shelves. The artwork covering the walls was created by artistic guests either visiting or in resident throughout a number of years. As can be seen from the photos, the property inside and out is packed with a kaleidoscope of colourful images, representing more of a ‘Bohemian’ style rather than ‘Psychedelic’. Nonetheless, this was a really fascinating and interesting visit.

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The Happy Hare

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Highlighters on acrylic paper representing an expressionist interpretation of a happy smiling psychedelic Hare who is internally feeling joyous.

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The Dreaming Giraffes

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The Dreaming Giraffes

Acrylic and marbled paint on photographic paper painting of two Giraffes standing upright asleep and enjoying a psychedelic dream after accidently eating some narcotic plants growing in the nearby meadow.

Goddess of the Land

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Goddess of the Land

Marker pens on acrylic paper drawing depicting the face of a pagan Goddess of the land overlooking the landscape and some the creatures within her domain.