From Perpetual Otherness To Artistic Triumph: Exploring Identity Through Psychedelic Art With SpookyGirl’s Andi Astra

February 15, 2023 · Forbes

Stepping into the world of illustrator Andi Astra, founder and creative director of SpookyGirl, a colorful home decor, art and apparel brand that boasts more than 150.000 social media followers, is like taking a journey to a different universe. From their base in Honolulu, Hawaii, Andi brings a world of science fiction, color and creativity to life.

With a passion for exploring identity and pushing boundaries, Andi’s work as SpookyGirl celebrates creative self expression and questions societal norms. What’s more, through SpookyGirl, Andi has found a community of like-minded individuals who exist outside traditional expectations; together, they have formed The Outer Rim Collective. This artist collective is dedicated to empowering LGBTQIA+ artists, creatives and entrepreneurs through sustainable business, community and collaboration.

Plants, Shrooms And Art

Andi has a unique relationship with cannabis and psychedelics. In a recent interview, they described their relationship with cannabis as “cultivated and fun.”

“Although my use of cannabis has changed throughout my 20s, I’m now entering a time where I mostly use it for relaxation as well as socially. It has influenced so much of my art and sense of personal style,” Andi said. “Much of my physical space at home is decorated with colorful lights, textures and art that’s fun to look at and was designed at a time when I was consuming more cannabis…I don’t think I could ever go back to a space that wasn’t inspired by a visual experience.” (Full Story)

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