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Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Bryan Lewis Saunders Drugs portrait

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

90mg Abilify

1 sm Glass of “real” Absinth

10mg Adderall


10mg Ambien


Bath Salts


15mg Buspar (snorted)


4 Butalbitals

Butane Honey Oil

250mg Cephalexin


1/2 gram Cocaine


Computer Duster (2 squirts)


2 bottles of Cough Syrup


1 “Bump” of Crystalmeth


4mg Dilaudid


1 shot of Dilaudid / 3 shots of Morphine



60mg Geodon




Huffing Gas


Huffing Lighter Fluid


7.5mg Hydrocodone / 7.5mg Oxycodone / 3mg Xanax


3mg Klonopin


10mg Loritab


Marijuana (Kine Bud)


G13 Marijuana


Morphine IV

Psilocybin Mushrooms (2 caps onset)


2mg Nicotine Gum


Nitrous Oxide


Nitrous Oxide / Valium I.V.


7.5mg Percocet

2 Pot Brownies


1 Glass of Pruno


Marijuana Resin


4mg Risperdol


Ritilin (doseage unknown-snorted)


Salvia Divinorum (right before but mostly right after)


100mg Seroquel


100mg Trazadone


20mg Valium


Valium I.V. (doseage unknown in hospital)


Valium IV, (Albuterol, Saline & Oxygen) mixture


2mg Xanax


50mg Zoloft (after 2 weeks prescribed)


10mg Zyprexa


Ativan / Haloperidol (doseage unknown in hospital)

More info on Saunders can be found at his personal website.

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