Thursday, 2 June 2016

Art is My God

This excerpt from Heads: A Biography of Psychedelic America by Jesse Jarnow (see here) relays the never-before-told story of Sarah Matzar, a Guatemalan quilter and groundbreaking LSD chemist...

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Sarah Matzar is dosed and looking up at the ceiling of the Grateful Dead’s Front Street rehearsal hall in San Rafael when she figures out what she’s going to do with the crystal LSD. Besides make money, that is. Sarah is in her mid-twenties and no utopian, though she likes acid well enough and loves the Dead.
But Sarah just wants to support her family. Desperately. She is in a fix.
By life circumstance, here she is tripping at Front Street, looking up at the fixture over the fluorescent lights with its patterned plastic bubbles undulating across the surface. And she realizes that the indentations are the perfect shape to serve as molds for LSD gel tabs. (...)
(continue reading here)

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