Psychedelic IDs

Soon after Hendrix radically changed the face of modern music with his 1967 album ‘Are You Experienced‘, a bunch of local ‘psychedelic bands‘ were inevitably spawned. There was no music in pubs in those days just a bunch of small one room venues, traditionally painted black with a steaming live rhythm & blues band in one corner. The first venue in Wellington to cotton on to the ‘new thing’ was a tiny space in Majoribanks St which opened as ‘The Psychedelic Id’. There was an overnight buzz that this place was ‘where it’s at’, so brimming with 16 year old optimism, I tried to get in the following Friday night. It was R20 so I guess there was alcohol and I was turned away. From the street I could see the pulsing ‘light show’ and hear the wailing guitar of local Hendrix rep’ Reno Tehei, (fresh back from experiencing Jimi live in London) and his dynamite three-piece The Joyful Crye. I knew in my soul I was missing something special, magical and important - my teenage suburban world was begining to explode. Over the next ten years I made up for my sense of loss with regular forays into the inner realms including catching the Blerta Bus where psychedelics, music, film and light shows were weekly fare. On one self searching voyage I found myself in an altered state gazing into a mirror and was fascinated at the multitudinous versions of my own image I could manifest. My favourite was a multi-faceted quasi-cubist arrangement, which has stuck with me and somehow shuffled onto the canvas. I recently discovered that the ‘Id‘ a seething chaos of excitements, represents one’s individual, inherited, instinctive, impulses and the name of that short lived, ground breaking club came swirling back to me. It seemed the totally appropriate moniker to brand a series of self portraits, I was previously labeling my ‘Primitive Subconscious’. I have no idea what these paintings are about. This is not important or uncommon with me, but I do find that sooner, or later - sometimes years later, the penny drops and the work eventually makes some sort of sense.

Mr Zappa Is Mesmerised by The neo-cubist-psychedelic-grooves Of The Ids - (gouache on paper) 500 x 700mm SOLD

 

Big Pete Tames The Black Dog - (gouache on paper) 250 x 250mm SOLD

 

Smoking Id with Sea-Horse #2 (gouache on paper) 700 x 500mm SOLD

 

Smoking Id with Skull-vase #2 (gouache on paper) 700 x 500mm

 

Id Party #4 (gouache on paper) 700 x 500mm SOLD

 

Psychedelic Id With Orphic Egg (gouache on paper) 700 x 500mm SOLD

 

The Rendezvous (gouache on paper) 200 x 200mm SOLD

 

Smoking Id With Sea Horse #1 (gouache on paper) 300 x 300mm

 

Id With Trumpet & Carrot (gouache on paper) 200 x 200mm SOLD

 

Electric Id #1 (gouache on brown paper) 300 x 300mm SOLD

 

Electric Formicon #1 (gouache on brown paper) 300 x 300mm

 

Cocktails With The Psychedelic Id (gouache on brown paper) 300 x 300mm

 

Psychedelic Id With Pipe & Clouds (gouache on paper) 110 x 150mm NFS

 

Practical Household #1 (oil on glass) 470 x 400mm SOLD

 

Practical Household #2 (oil on glass) 470 x 400mm

 

Practical Household #3 (oil on glass) 470 x 400mm SOLD

 

Practical Household #4 (oil on glass) 470 x 400mm SOLD

 

Practical Household #5 (oil on glass) 470 x 400mm SOLD

 

Practical Household #6 (oil on glass) 470 x 400mm SOLD

 

Practical Household #7 (oil on glass) 470 x 400mm SOLD

 

Practical Household #8 (oil on glass) 470 x 400mm SOLD

 

Practical Household #9 (oil on glass) 470 x 400mm SOLD

 

Peace Dove with Psychedelic Id #11 (oil on glass) framed 375 x 320mm SOLD

 

Peace Dove with Psychedelic Id #10 (oil on glass) framed 475 x 400mm SOLD

 

Peace Dove with Psychedelic Id #9 (oil on glass) framed 475 x 400mm SOLD

Peace Dove with Pascoid Cat (oil on glass) framed 475 x 400mm SOLD

 

Peace Dove with Psychedelic Id & Teaset (oil on glass) framed 375 x 320mm SOLD

 

Rogue Id (oil on glass) framed 375 x 320mm SOLD

 

Peace Dove with Reclining Gods (oil on glass) framed 400 x 475mm SOLD

 

Peace Dove with Psychedelic Id #8 (oil on glass) framed 475 x 400mm SOLD

 

Psychedelic Id with Clouds (oil on glass) framed 375 x 320mm SOLD

 

Peace Dove with Psychedelic Id & Kitchen Stool (oil on glass) framed 830 x 830mm SOLD

 

Id Party #2 (oil on glass) framed 475 x 400mm SOLD

 

Peace Dove with Psychedelic Id #6 (oil on glass) framed 375 x 320mm SOLD

 

Peace Dove with Psychedelic Id #4 (oil on glass) framed 375 x 320mm SOLD

 

Peace Dove with Psychedelic Id #5 (oil on glass) framed 475 x 400mm SOLD

 

Peace Dove with Psychedelic Id #7 (oil on glass) framed 475 x 400mm SOLD

 

Peace Dove with Psychedelic Id #1 (oil on glass) framed 475 x 400mm SOLD

 

Peace Dove with Psychedelic Id #2 (oil on glass) framed 475 x 400mm SOLD

 

Peace Dove with Psychedelic Id #3 (oil on glass) framed 375 x 320mm SOLD

 

The Psychedelic Ids Queen's Birthday Weekend Barbie #2 (acrylic on paper) 700 x 1000mm SOLD

 

The Psychedelic Ids Queen's Birthday Weekend Barbie (acrylic on paper) 750 x 1030mm SOLD

 

The Psychedelic Ids Maintain The Sacred Icons #2 (acrylic on paper) 750 x 1030mm SOLD

 

The Psychedelic Ids Maintain The Sacred Icons (acrylic on paper) 750 x 1030mm SOLD

 

Psychedelic Id Polishing The Titty Vase (acrylic on paper) 750 x 1030mm SOLD

 

Sitting Psychedelic Id 3 #3 (found surfaces on rimu block) 420 x 230 x 80 mm

 

Sitting Psychedelic Id 3 #2 (found surfaces on rimu block) 420 x 230 x 80 mm

 

Sitting Psychedelic Id 3 #1 (found surfaces on rimu block) 420 x 230 x 80 mm

 

Sitting Psychedelic Id 2 #3 (found surfaces on rimu block) 420 x 230 x 80 mm - SOLD

 

Sitting Psychedelic Id 2 #2 (found surfaces on rimu block) 420 x 230 x 80 mm

 

Sitting Psychedelic Id 2 #1 (found surfaces on rimu block) 420 x 230 x 80 mm SOLD

Sitting Psychedelic Id 1 #4 (found surfaces on rimu block) 420 x 230 x 80 mm

 

Sitting Psychedelic Id 1 #3 (found surfaces on rimu block) 420 x 230 x 80 mm

 

Sitting Psychedelic Id 1 #2 (found surfaces on rimu block) 420 x 230 x 80 mm - SOLD

 

Sitting Psychedelic Id 1 #1 (found surfaces on rimu block) 420 x 230 x 80 mm - SOLD

 

Who Holds My Heart (oil on canvas) 1220 x 1200mm SOLD

 

A Lamp In The Desert (oil on canvas) 1220 x 1200mm SOLD

 

Maternal Shoe With Psychedelic Id (oil on canvas) 1520 x 1520 mm

 

Idiot-Self With Forest & Birds (oil on canvas) 1360 x 1360 mm SOLD

 

Id Party (oil on canvas) 1360 x 1360 mm

 

Psychedelic Id with Kitchen Stool & Titty-vase(gouache on paper) 280 x 210mm SOLD

 

Psychedelic Ids with Blue Tea Set (gouache on paper) 220 x 220mm SOLD

 

Psychedelic Id with Bird & Tree (gouache on paper) 220 x 220mm SOLD

 

Psychedelic Id with Kitchen Stool (gouache on paper) 280 x 210mm SOLD

Rock End (oil on canvas) 1220 x 1220mm SOLD

 

Psychedelic Id with Striped Bird (gouache on paper) 280 x 210mm SOLD

 

Psychedelic Ids Keep Fit At Home(gouache on paper) 220 x 220mm SOLD

 

Psychedelic Id with Pot Of Tea (gouache on paper) 280 x 210mm SOLD

 

Psychedelic Id with Unamable Form (gouache on paper) 200 x 200mm SOLD

 

Study for Lamp In The Desert (gouache on paper) 475 x 445mm framed SOLD

 

Study for Hot Love In The City (gouache on paper) 475 x 445mm framed SOLD

 

Study for No Bouquets (gouache on paper) 475 x 445mm framed SOLD

 

Study for The Wreck Of The Running Gale (gouache on paper) 475 x 445mm framed SOLD

 

Study for Who Holds My Heart (gouache on paper) 475 x 445mm framed SOLD

 

Study for Call Me Pilot (gouache on paper) 475 x 445mm framed SOLD

 

Study for Rock End (gouache on paper) 475 x 445mm framed SOLD

 

Study for Crying In The Wilderness (gouache on paper) 475 x 445mm framed SOLD

 

Study for No Love For Nurse Slater (gouache on paper) 475 x 445mm framed SOLD

 

A Further Untitled Adventure with The Council Of The Psychedelic Ids

(oil on canvas) 1590 x 1230 mm SOLD

Bird, Vase & Id With Shadowboard (oil on canvas) 1300 x 1300 mm SOLD

 

Nazi Skull with Skull-vase & Kitchen Stool (oil on canvas) 1500 x1000mm SOLD

 

Council Of The Psychedeic Ids (oil on canvas) framed 1520 x 1520 mm SOLD

 

Council Of The Psychedelic Ids (limited edition print 30) 300 x 600 mm - $550 each

 

Idiot-Bastard-Self (oil on fabric on canvas) 260 x 510 mm SOLD

 

Idiot-Bastard-Self (limited edition digital print 30) 700 x 500 mm - $550 each

 

Self Portrait as Almost Serious Artist (enamel, acrylic and ink on paper) 760 x 560mm SOLD

 

Blue-Tongued Tiki (limited edition lithograph) 700 x 500 mm - $850

 

It Speaks Directly (oil on wood) 900 x 820 mm SOLD

 

It Speaks (limited edition intron print) 420 x 300 mm - $550

 

Doh! (limited edition digital print 30) 700 x 500 mm - $550

 

6X2 Tiki (acrylic on wood) 600 x 300mm SOLD

Blue Tongued Tiki (acrylic on paper) 400 x 3600mm SOLD

Blue-Tongued Tiki (limited edition digital print) 700 x 500 mm - $550

 

Self Portrait With Primitive Subconscious (mixed media assemblage) 690 x 790 mm SOLD