This week’s art is truly an example of “mixed media.” This psychedelic take on The Empire State Building (part of our New York-inspired art series) started out as a silhouette of the famed skyscraper. I blew it out on the computer so that it was just an outline. Then I printed it out, and took to it with with a variety of pens, gel pens, colored pencils, markers and Sharpies.  I then scanned what I had so far back into the computer, where I cleaned up some pencil lines and sloppy coloring, and added the sky, the border, and did some digital tweaking, like boosting the saturation. The end result is The Altered State Building. You might see it in person if you ever take the open-top bus tour while using hallucinogens.

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Meanwhile, Monday on The AIR, 7 AM kicks in with a bit of synergy with today’s art, as we bring you eight hours of Nigel Pye’s Psychedelic Shack. Then at 3 PM you can settle in for eight hours of great New Wave music with Sydney’s Big Electric Cat. At 11 PM you can spend your late night with eight hours of the best Progressive Rock of the last half-century on Prognosis.

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