Standard Paintings ®All rights reserved by Alberto Cruz Inc. 2020 Buy Prints Buy Original My friend Rene (RIP) shared with me some magic mushrooms for the first time, while hanging around somewhere in downtown Windsor. As we rode in his bike, he was pedaling and I was riding sitting on the handle, the psilocybin started to take effect. He dropped me off at my place where I started to expressively paint with euphoria on a canvas that I had been sketching with a totally different idea compared to how I executed it that day. First encounter | 24”h x 40”w | Mixed media on canvas | 1999