We’ve made an exasperated plea to musicians to stop singing about drugs. Still, we don’t expect the eternal fascination artists seem to have with substance experimentation to end any time soon — especially if one artist’s cocaine sculpture is any indication. We spotted the snowy white creation on Lost at E Minor earlier this week (featured after the jump). It felt like the appropriate time to revisit a few narcotically inclined artworks — those created under the influence and several inspired by drug culture and its icons. Feel free to mention your personal favorites, below.
You’ll remember Dutch artist Diddo from the womb-like coffin he created several years ago. Now he’s fashioned a skull out of real cocaine (and gelatin for support). The street-sourced drug even was tested for purity. “Ecce Animal is not intended to be a parable on the self-destructiveness of addiction or substance abuse,” Diddo told Bullet. “I don’t want to over-intellectualize, but it’s the fusion of two icons that provokes thought and discussion on the nature of man. Specifically, about his creation of, and participation in, a society which echoes his own tendency to lose control.”