These drawings were done as part of a CIA experiment aimed at determining the effects of LSD on the human body. The drawings are incredibly fascinating, particularly due to the progression of style that occurs throughout the experiment. They administered 100ul of LSD to the artist and gave the artist free access to an activity box full of crayons. His subject was the medical assistant who administered the LSD.
1. Minute: 0 – Yep this is the control
2. Minute: 85 – Artist claims to be seeing much more clearly, but is having a hard time stopping the crayon.
3. Minute: 150 – Artist describes his drawing as changing color and that his consciousness is situated in his hand.
5. Minute: 155 – Attempts to draw picture in one stroke, breaks down laughing afterwards.
6. Minute: 165 – Artist no longer vocalizes his thoughts and mumbles nonsensical phrases.
8. Minute: 345 – Artist reports that he is getting back to normal now that he can feel his legs again, but the pencil (crayon) remains hard to hold.
I particularly enjoy how from minutes 150 – 155 his drawings become far worse, then all of a sudden he is amazing.
What are your thoughts?