According to Victor Pinchuk, the famous Ukrainian philanthropist, “Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics.”
Artistic expression is of utmost importance, especially within our fast-paced, tech-forward present day society, and for centuries people have turned to cannabis to enhance their creative flow. Cannabis’s cerebral qualities may play a role in music, art—even the writing of Alice in Wonderland. Stepping outside the stereotypes of tie-dye, smiley faces, and stony pot leaves, we took a look at the wildly wonderful and magnetic world of cannabis-inspired art.
Take a pause to soak in both the work and imagination that have gone into the whimsical creations below. Have your own cannabis-inspired artwork? Drop your pictures in the comments!
Created by the talented Pancho Vásquez, Spaceman is a detailed and intriguing piece paying homage to cannabis and the “final frontier.” For cannabis and space enthusiasts alike, this is one creation that truly connects the colossal expanse of the universe with our favorite mind-expanding plant.
Incredibuds Art Toys
Aptly named Incredibuds, these art toys are quite the collector’s items. Created by James Oleson, the figures offer an amusing take on the mood-enhancing effects of cannabis—so mark your calendars for when they hit the market (they’re currently “coming soon”) and follow the Incredibuds Instagram here for updates.
Sydney-based Bill Hope hit it out of the park with his incredibly detailed piece Blob Tower. His stunning display decked out in vivid color and meticulously drawn lines won first place in the Natural Cannabis Company’s High Art contest for 2017. You can follow Bill on Instagram here, or through his Behance account here.
Fade Into Darkness
Painted by Pedro Lozano,Fade Into Darknesscaptures those quiet moments leading up to the high. The stark black and white imagery nods to the personal relationship between the consumer and the plant. You can find more of Pedro’s work here.
Another feature from the Natural Cannabis Company’s high art contest, Jacques Bartels’s mixed media Sativa Goddess took second place in 2016. This gorgeous piece pays homage to the lighter, more cerebral effects of cannabis and made us want to spark up the moment we saw it. You can find more of Jacques’s creations here, or follow him on Instagram here.
Scientific Cannabis Illustration
Scientific illustrations boasting sea creatures and botanical plants have always intrigued the naturally inclined, and this Cannabis Flower Scientific Illustration created by Nathan Maggard is no exception. Follow Nathan’s incredible creations on Instagram here.