Cactus Gallery LA
MAGIC CARPET RIDE by artist Simone Young
Mixed media, 5.5” tall. Doll head is 3” wide. Fabric 5.5” x 3.5”
Simone was inspired by certain species of cacti that have been shown to contain psychoactive agents, chemical compounds that can cause changes in mood, perception and cognition through their effects on the brain. Two species have a long history of use by the indigenous peoples of the Americas: peyote in N. America, and the San Pedro cactus in S. America. Both contain mescaline.