Fred Tomaselli creates stunningly hyperdelic collages on wood panels consisting of medicinal plants, hallucinogenic drugs, prescription pills, scientific images, birds, flowers, trees, and people. He then paints on top of the collages and coats the whole thing in thick and glossy resin. Tomaselli says, "“It is my ultimate aim to seduce and transport the viewer in to space of these pictures while simultaneously revealing the mechanics of that seduction.” Science writer Heather Sparks (aka my sister-in-law) interviewed Tomaselli for Story Collider, a terrific podcast that each week "brings you a story about how science affected someone's life."
"The Story Collider: Interview with Fred Tomaselli"
David Pescovitz is Boing Boing's co-editor/managing partner. He's also a research director at Institute for the Future. On Instagram, he's @pesco.