I've dabbled with various hallucinogens since early in my career. My entire artist oeuvre can be viewed through the lens of altered consciousness. Hallucinogens are to reality what a microscope is to biology, affording a perception of reality that was not before accessible. Though, not in the grip of a drug I am often in a state of “ flow”, a lucid immersion of what feels like the ocean’s own dream. In my new series “ Altered states” I am using images of water both explicit and implied as a metaphor for consciousness.