I’ve been following Peyote Coyote on Twitter for a while now and I finally got to interview her and showcase some of her art bundled in an album. We’ve been working together on a couple of projects, including our new consciousness hub art. The background and a couple of articles already feature Peyote Coyote’s art and more is likely to come. Which is why I wanted to introduce to Peyote Coyote!
To understand art in general, let’s watch this video first:
The video features Abby Martin’s speech about the artist’s task in society mixed with awesome music by Explosions in the Sky and a selection of artworks by visionary artists.
Knowing this you might look at art differently from now on. So why don’t we. We start off with my personal favorite!
Hi Peyote Coyote!
So, where did it all begin?
[quote_right]I asked the universe what I could do. It seemed to answer keep writing/drawing[/quote_right]
“I started uncontrollably drawing after smoking DMT for the first time 3 years ago. I saw a message on a different trip a few days later. I asked the universe what I could do. It seemed to answer keep writing/drawing.
So I did. I’ve tried to do some sort of art related activity every day since that day. Some days I draw a little, some days more computer based art. I’ve never done ANYTHING daily before, Its pretty easy to stick to. 3 years in I hope to stab at my ten thousand hours :)”
Who or what have been an inspiration to you?
“Well I guess psychedelics and open-minded like people have been a huge inspiration to get me to here. Alex Grey’s art blew my mind. I couldn’t wrap my mind around his work. Only after seeing free forming, floating geometry could I even start to really appreciate it, It still blows my mind.”
What has been the driving force behind your art?
“I guess my urgency is a force behind my art. I want to connect now and not later. I want to share my ideas and views of this beautiful world I came to find. I was in a dark space before and now I can’t get enough light.”
[quote_right]My art has no rules or boundaries. It teaches fun[/quote_right]
What do you hope to achieve with this art?
“I hope to share my story with other people who are locked in dark & not having fun. It’s important to have fun. My art has no rules or boundaries. It teaches fun.
I’ll still catch myself caught up self-imposed rules and have to find a way to break away from them.”
Hypothetically, if you could pick one human being, living or dead, to collaborate with, who would it be? (doesn’t have to be an artist)
“Realistically there are some people on twitter I would love to work with and will! Living artists, maybe someone like Ralph Steadman. Allyson Grey and You!”
Haha, if only. Thanks for taking your time for this interview!