This is all kinds of cool, and everything your mother told you not to do. Bryan Lewis Saunders is an artist from Washington D.C., not just any artist though. Saunders prefers to take a more unconventional approach to his artwork.
Arguably his most interesting project, entitled DRUGS is described as follows:
“After experiencing drastic changes in my environment, I looked for other experiences that might profoundly affect my perception of the self. So I devised another experiment where everyday I took a different drug and drew myself under the influence. Within weeks I became lethargic and suffered mild brain damage. I am still conducting this experiment but over greater lapses of time. I only take drugs that are given to me.”
Below, you can view a collection of portraits Saunders drew while under the influence of various substances ranging from cocaine, to marijuana, to DMT. Each portrait is an astonishing look into the mind of someone tweaked out on drugs, something that your eyes will surely appreciate.
Abilify / Xanax / Ativan
1 sm Glass of “real” Absinth
15mg Buspar (snorted)
Butane Honey Oil
1/2 gram Cocaine
Computer Duster (2 squirts)
2 bottles of Cough Syrup
1 “Bump” of Crystalmeth
1 shot of Dilaudid / 3 shots of Morphine
Huffing Lighter Fluid
7.5mg Hydrocodone / 7.5mg Oxycodone / 3mg Xanax
Marijuana (Kine Bud)
Psilocybin Mushrooms (2 caps onset)
2mg Nicotine Gum
Nitrous Oxide / Valium I.V.