I did these ones (remember that they are separate drawings drawn on separate days) back in February 2017 when I was about to turn seventy (yes…Hansi is an old phucker). This page is especially bizarre. If you look closely, you’ll notice that a lot of these shapes look similar: striped sausages, some with polka-dots? I see it more as a variation on a theme, than obsession.
Getting old is a trip, and if ya don’t watch it, a fall. Don’t wanna fall down! I’ve found that moderate cannabis use can ease the pains of aging (arthritis etc.) and provide a non-alcoholic way to relax and enjoy music. TV is better with weed, but if too stoned, short term memory loss can really kick-in, making it nearly impossible to follow a story-line. Music is what really sounds good when you’re high. Especially all that stuff we were listening to in the sixties (they were all loaded too).
Don’t think I’m advocating marijuana use for everybody. In my state it’s totally legal*. My feeling is: If you don’t have your shit together, you shouldn’t smoke pot. There’s some really potent shit out there, that can blow your mind and distort things which just aren’t real (like my drawings). Plus, if you have an addictive personality, No Way. Sure, marijuana isn’t addictive, but if you’re an addict (as in personality disorder), you gotta watch anything which can get out of control
* Legality is a mixed blessing. I personally voted against it feeling that with legalization comes taxation and regulation (I’m not a republican!) Medical marijuana was working just fine if you wanted to stay legal and paid $60 for your special doctor, who spends an intense five minutes examining you (sometimes via Skype) to determine that you too could benefit and ease suffering with medicinal marijuana – what a joke! But you were legal. Now it’s all about money, and how everybody can their cut of the action. The new California Gold Rush is on full blast. And the only one who’ll get hurt is the consumer.