“Mergings”: High Art Powered By Concept and Coincidence

?Half the fun of marijuana, for recreational users, is what you do after you get high. Pot, for many, is not an end in itself, but a way to alternatively experience art, music, culture, and life.And when paired with art that by itself can be consciousness-altering — like that of award-winning art director and graphic designer Steve Jerman — it can arguably provide us with insights on the human condition, and on a good day even moments of apotheosis.Jerman’s book Mergings is a book to be savored, to be re-experienced on different days and at different times of the day, and in various states of consciousness.”In Adobe Photoshop, I transpose two similar, but disparate, images to create a third image,” Jerman said, “which is full of intrigue because of the purposeful and coincidental shapes, colors and tangencies achieved.”

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