What is Psychedelic Art?
When one thinks of the word psychedelic, the mind goes toward scenes of the 60’s and drug addled hippies dancing in tie dyed shirts. That may be the stereotype, but the psychedelic art created by Courtney Loceff embraces the true meaning of the term – bold expression unfettered and not held back by ordinary perception. Courtney’s artworks express base emotions, love and fear, joy and anger, by using color – line – and shape to transfer emotion directly from the creator to the viewer. In their creation, Courtney attempts to remove all barriers that separate us from our feelings – our ego, our self doubt, our confusion about the hustle and bustle of the world, and lets it all hang out. It is in this meditative state that she can achieve a true connection to the cosmos that lets her put raw emotion directly onto the canvas without any attempt to censor herself or shape the expression to suit anyone. The result of this process has nothing to do with drugs or hippies – it is truly psychedelic.
The first thing that strikes the viewer when looking at the bold abstractions of Courtney’s art is the color. Sometimes muted, sometimes clashing or garish but always noticeable. Her colorful abstract art can be many things to many people. To Courtney its creation is something that must be done, without the act of transferring her emotions directly onto the canvas, she does not feel whole. To some viewers, the colors and shapes may be profound – the can feel the emotions that Courtney was feeling upon creation, or they may find emotions all their own released upon each view. To others they may just see a beautiful piece of art that fits their décor and really “ties the room together”. Whatever the case may be, the bold and colorful abstract art that she creates has something for everyone.