7 Brilliant Artists Who Integrate Cannabis-Based Themes in their Work
Do you appreciate art? How about cannabis?
As a Goldleaf supporter and reader, it’s likely that you’re passionate about both art and cannabis.
But did you know that several of today’s most enthralling artists have featured cannabis-related themes in their art?
Read on to discover a few of our favorite artists who have turned to cannabis as a source of artistic inspiration.
Many of Tomaselli’s collages, paintings, and glazings juxtapose psychoactive plants, therapeutic herbs, and prescription medication with images of body parts, flora, and fauna. One of Tomaselli’s best-loved works is Super Plant, which takes his signature psychedelic style in a different direction with a minimalist and Asian-influenced portrayal of the cannabis plant. Along with his many exhibitions, Tomaselli has had his art featured on several album covers, including ones by Phish and The Magnetic Fields.
© Fred Tomaselli 2021. Image courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York.
It’s Just A Plant, a children’s book that he wrote and illustrated. This groundbreaking book tells the story of a girl who learns about cannabis from her parents, a doctor, a police officer, and a farmer. In addition to It’s Just A Plant, Cortés has illustrated both provocative works, like Adam Mansbach’s Go The Fuck To Sleep, as well as socially relevant ones, like I Don’t Want To Blow You Up!, a coloring book of famous Muslims.
Burning Man; Meeker created the lighting for the temple three times. Our favorite work by Meeker is Weed World, an ambitious installation of four glass walls and light. Cannabis plants were depicted on each wall and green light was projected through the glass for a truly mind-bending experience.
Bong Hit Station is sure to delight those who appreciate experimental art and cannabis.
Meet Me in the Green Glen, a book of photographs that capture the isolation of a lone cannabis grower operating out of rural California.
Sarah Beth with Pipe, a photograph of a young, redheaded woman lighting a bowl, breathes new life into this everyday action.
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