Although there are overarching themes, each panel was made to represent a certain aspect of the psychedelic experience.
The first panel meant to illustrate the ego-death that many report experiencing with hallucinogenic use. Ego death can be defined as the complete loss of individual identity which can stimulate empathy, increase a sense of "interconnectedness" with the environment and nature, and motivate spiritual understanding.
The second panel aimed to represent curiosity and creativity, two things that were vital in the organization of human civilization. In this piece I tried to suggest fewer structured figures to allow the viewer to 'cloud gaze' and come to their own interpretations.
The final panel was created to bring the viewer into a sense of Memento Mori & the sublime. Contemporary psychedelic studies, although rare as of late, have shown promise in allowing those with terminal illness to come to terms with their own mortality and ease their anxieties going into the final phases of their life cycle. This piece alludes to sexual reproduction, life & death, as well as the passage of time.