The other day, my friend Max Gerber, a Pasadena-based photographer, told me about the amazing work of Marshall Arisman. I was particularly fascinated by Arisman’s “Ayahuasca Series”, which conjures up chaotic visions of animals and manages to be both dark and prismatic at the same time. Mr. Arisman is the chairman of the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay department at S.V.A. in New York and, interestingly enough, he was the first American invited to exhibit his artwork in mainland China. Not too shabby! Check out more of Marshall’s work on his website, and also be sure to visit Max Gerber’s website to see a great portrait (and video) he took of Marshall in 2009.