Peyote with a difference


Prints on 260gsm paper for sale during the Baardskeerdersbos Art Route 15-16 April.

I am one of the 4 guest artists of Amanda Jephson along the Tierfontein Road just outside the village.

Peyote flower

In 1996 I was for business in Texas. And I loved it!!! Being in a relative conservative part of the Americas I was amazed by the number of peyote cacti on the window sills. I was wondering if the owners knew that the peyote contains mescaline (a drug causing hallucinations) and that the peyote is used by shamans; traditional only the shaman may use it to ‘enhance his visionary talents’.

Anyway I collected some seeds and here you see a 26 year old peyote making a flower.