health versus disease

cannabis

cannabis #1 (brain), 2012

field view size: 0.19 x 0.28 in

print: 46.1 x 69.1 in / 23 x 34,6 in

brain, seed , hemp

health source

medicinal plant

cannabinoids

psychoactive

psychotropic

analgesic

antibacterial

Traditional Chinese Medicine

scientific medicine

drughashish

marijuana , thc

recreational drug

chemotherapy

hiv/aids , glaucoma

Alzheimer disease

anorexia , insomnia

phytochemistry

plant physiology

neuroscience

neurobiology

neuropsichopharmacology

pharmacology

pharmacotherapy

cannabis #2 (health source 1), 2012

field view size: 0.44 x 0.66 in

print: 46.1 x 69.1 in / 23 x 34,6 in

brain , germination, seed , hemp

health source

medicinal plant

cannabinoids

psychoactive

psychotropic

analgesic

antibacterial

Traditional Chinese Medicine

scientific medicine

drughashish

marijuana , thc

recreational drug

chemotherapy

hiv/aids , glaucoma

Alzheimer disease

anorexia , insomnia

phytochemistry

plant physiology

neuroscience

neurobiology

neuropsichopharmacology

pharmacology

pharmacotherapy

cannabis #3 (health source 2), 2012

field view size: 0.47 x 0.70 in

print: 46.1 x 69.1 in / 23 x 34,6 in

brain , seedling , cotiledons

true leaves , hemp

health source

medicinal plant

cannabinoids

psychoactive

psychotropic

analgesic , antibacterial

Traditional Chinese Medicine

scientific medicine

drughashish

marijuana , thc

recreational drug

chemotherapy

hiv/aids , glaucoma

Alzheimer disease

anorexia , insomnia

bioscience

phytochemistry

plant physiology

neuroscience , neurobiology

neuropsichopharmacology

pharmacology

pharmacotherapy

cannabis #4 (pain free), 2012

field view size: 0.69 x 1.04 in

print: 46.1 x 69.1 in / 23 x 34,6 in

brain , seedling , cotiledons

true leaves , hemp

health source

medicinal plant

cannabinoids

psychoactive

psychotropic

analgesic , antibacterial

Traditional Chinese Medicine

scientific medicine

drughashish

marijuana , thc

recreational drug

chemotherapy

hiv/aids , glaucoma

Alzheimer disease

anorexia , insomnia

bioscience

phytochemistry

plant physiology

neuroscience

neurobiology

neuropsichopharmacology

pharmacology

pharmacotherapy

cannabis #5 (Epicurus's garden), 2012

field view size: 0.11 x 0.71 in

print: 23 x 34.6 in / 17.3 x 25.9 in

brain , trichomes , hemp

health source

medicinal plant

cannabinoids

psychoactive

psychotropic

analgesic , antibacterial

Traditional Chinese Medicine

scientific medicine

drughashish

marijuana , thc

recreational drug

chemotherapy

hiv/aids , glaucoma

Alzheimer disease

anorexia , insomnia

bioscience

phytochemistry

plant physiology

neuroscience

neurobiology

neuropsichopharmacology

pharmacology

pharmacotherapy

cannabis #6 (bananas), 2012

field view size: 0.59 x 0.88 in

print: 34.6 x 52 in / 17.3 x 25.9 in

brain , male plant , male flower

anter , pollen sac

hemp , health source

medicinal plant

cannabinoids

psychoactive

psychotropic

analgesic , antibacterial

Traditional Chinese Medicine

scientific medicine

drughashish

marijuana , thc

recreational drug

chemotherapy

hiv/aids , glaucoma

Alzheimer disease

anorexia , insomnia

bioscience

phytochemistry

plant physiology

neuroscience

neurobiology

neuropsichopharmacology

pharmacology

pharmacotherapy

cannabis #7 (health source 3), 2012

field view size: 0.28 x 0.42 in

print: 23 x 34.6 in / 17.3 x25.9 in

brain , male plant , male flower

anter , pollen sac

hemp , health source

medicinal plant

cannabinoids

psychoactive

psychotropic

analgesic , antibacterial

Traditional Chinese Medicine

scientific medicine

drughashish

marijuana , thc

recreational drug

chemotherapy

hiv/aids , glaucoma

Alzheimer disease

anorexia , insomnia

bioscience

phytochemistry

plant physiology

neuroscience

neurobiology

neuropsichopharmacology

pharmacology

pharmacotherapy

cannabis #8 (bubbles of health), 2012

field view size: 0.059 x 0.088 in

print: 34.6 x 52 in / 17.3 x 25.9 in

brain , male plant , pollen grain

hemp , health source

medicinal plant

cannabinoids

psychoactive

psychotropic

analgesic , antibacterial

Traditional Chinese Medicine

scientific medicine

drughashish

marijuana , thc

recreational drug

chemotherapy

hiv/aids , glaucoma

Alzheimer disease

anorexia , insomnia

bioscience

phytochemistry

plant physiology

neuroscience

neurobiology

neuropsichopharmacology

pharmacology

pharmacotherapy

cannabis #9 (exoplanets), 2012

field view size: 0.0064 x 0.0096 in

print: 34.6 x 52 in / 17.3 x 25.9 in

brain , exoplanets , life

male plant , pollen grain

hemp , health source

medicinal plant

cannabinoids

psychoactive

psychotropic

analgesic , antibacterial

Traditional Chinese Medicine

scientific medicine

drughashish

marijuana , thc

recreational drug

chemotherapy

hiv/aids , glaucoma

Alzheimer disease

anorexia , insomnia

bioscience

phytochemistry

plant physiology

neuroscience

neurobiology

neuropsichopharmacology

pharmacology

pharmacotherapy

cannabis

These images show microspaces of a botanical, medicinal, cultural, and nutritional universe. In the beginning, the goal of this series was to photograph the trichomes, the small outgrowths containing the essence of this riveting plant. However, I was soon fascinated by other features of its astounding morphology.

 

The shape of its seed, which in some subspecies looks like a brain, brings to mind the psychotropic effects and the role cannabis plays in neuropsychopharmacology and in the neurosciences in general.

Its root bursts vigorously and, in the sublime instant of germination, its cotyledons rise and its true leaves open like wings about to take flight. One can not help but think of the cultural connotations of its use as a recreational drug.

 

The trichomes, like a minute epicurean garden, are a true pharmacological reserve. Delicate spheres on top of poky promontories emerging from the skin. The content of these dainty spheres, dozens of different cannabinoid substances,are enough to keep, scientists,

policemen, users, and practitioners of Traditional Chinese Medicine, very busy.

 

Like a bunch of bananas, the sporangia hang from the stamina of the male flower. Each contains thousands of delicate spheres, light like soap bubbles, with the promise of a complete and healthy life: microspaces inside a tiny plant world.

 

 

 

Antonio Romero

brain,

hemp,

health source,

medicinal plant,

cannabinoids,

psychoactive,

psychotropic,

analgesic,

antibacterial,

Traditional Chinese Medicine,

scientific medicine,

drug,

hashish,

marijuana,

recreational drug,

thc,

chemotherapy,

hiv/aids,

Alzheimer disease,

anorexia,

insomnia,

glaucoma,

bioscience,

phytochemistry,

plant physiology,

neuroscience,

neurobiology,

neuropsichopharmacology,

pharmacology,

pharmacotherapy

The caption of each work are displayed on the pdf (health_versus_disease_a_romero_2017.pdf) of this project. Please email me for further information.