Kaitlynn Copithorne

Papaver Somniferum

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Papaver somniferum contains the opiate alkaloids morphene and codeine, which unlike Belladonna, Datura, and Mandrake, cause the intoxicated to fall into a peacefull, dreamlike state. It is possible that Papaver somniferum was included in flying ointment recipes in order to counteract paranoia and other unpleasant side effects caused by hallucinogenic plants.

18" x 24"
3 colour hand-pulled silkscreen print on French Paper

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