Drawing While on LSD.

From the website:

These 9 drawings were done by an artist under the influence of LSD -- part of a test conducted by the US government during it's dalliance with psychotomimetic drugs in the late 1950's. The artist was given a dose of LSD 25 and free access to an activity box full of crayons and pencils. His subject is the medico that jabbed him.

First drawing is done 20 minutes after the first dose (50ug)

An attending doctor observes - Patient chooses to start drawing with charcoal.

The subject of the experiment reports - 'Condition normal... no effect from the drug yet'.

Wait till you see the other drawings: Link

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If these images were created by the us government during the course of an employees official duties then they should be in the public domain. I am curious where to find them? if anyone knows please post it! :)

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The test tells us less about the artist's impression of the world while on LSD, and more about his ability to control his activity and motor skills while tripping.

It does have an air of the urban legend around it, but you never know.

They could just as easily test a race-car driver's ability to do laps. This just provides a visual effect.
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Point well taken.

The idea that someone who is "an artist" is given LSD and a sketch pad and encouraged to draw is different from simply a "participant" being given LSD and asked to draw.

What would the output of the non-artist tell us about the LSD experience?
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