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A Drug A Day

ruleofthree:

While I would never promote doing drugs, I have to say that this is one badass experiment by artist, Bryan Lewis Saunders. For several weeks, Saunders took a different drug every day, and then painted a self-portrait while under the influence. The results are sometimes comical, sometimes scary,…

filipkostic:

Bryan Lewis Saundersis 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.”

Top image, then left to right:


Image 1: 1 Bump of Crystal Meth

Image 2: 1/2 Gram of Cocaine

Image 3: DMT (during/after) 

Image 4: 7.5mg Hydrocodone / 7.5mg Oxycodone / 3mg Xanax

Image 5: 10mg Loritab

Image 6: Morphine IV (dosage unknown)

Image 7: Psilocybin Mushrooms (2 caps onset)

Image 8: Ritilin (dosage unknown - snorted)

Image 9: 100mg Seroquel 

Image 10: 20mg Valium

To view the rest of the portraits he made click here.

museumuesum:

Bryan Lewis Saunders

Self-Portraits Under the Influence, 1995-present

mixed media on paper, each 8 1/2 x 11 inches

“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.”

1 “Bump” of Crystalmeth

DMT

60 mg Geodon

Psilocybin Mushrooms (2 caps onset)

Computer Duster (2 squirts)

Hash

Butane Honey Oil

Bath Salts

3mg Klonopin

90mg Ambilify

elisemerand:

#ILLUSTRATION - The artist Bryan Lewis Saunders creates self-portraits on differents drugs, and the results are insane !
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.” l Via

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12apostles24nostrils:

A series of self-portraits by artist Bryan Lewis Saunders under the influence of both legal and illegal substances. Each day administering a dose of a different drug before painting/drawing himself.

More.

jenniegraham:

Bryan Lewis Saunders - Anxiety

The first few years were extremely therapeutic, using the daily ritual to release my anxiety.  All the while I experimented with style, to develop my skills as a draftsman.  With the highest importance given to staying true to my feelings at any one specific moment”

- Saunders talking about his portraits related to anxiety on his website

neurosciencestuff:

Bryan Saunders, a performance and visual artist, undertook a high profile experiment in creativity, starting several years ago whereby, according to the artist, he created a series of self-portraits, each one done under the influence of a different substance—pretty much an A to Z assortment, from prescription meds like Abilify and Xanax to crystal meth. Over the weeks he’d create amazing pieces, suffer mild brain damage and end up hospitalized—all for the sake of art and creation.

theroundhaygardenscene:

"Artist Bryan Lewis Saunders conducted a bizarre experiment. For several weeks, he took a different drug every day and made a portrait of himself under the influence.” Full list of the 45 days can be viewed here. 

  1. Cocaine
  2. Dilaudid
  3. Cough Syrup
  4. Crystal Meth
  5. G13 Marijuana 
  6. Marijuana
  7. Psilocybin Mushrooms
  8. Morphine IV 
  9. Butane Honey Oil
  10. Absinth 

sixgrams:

DRUGS by Bryan Lewis Saunders.

Each self portrait is drawn under the influence of different drugs taken daily. Within weeks of this experiment he became lethargic and suffered mild brain damage. He continues to work on this series but with much more time between doses. 

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Alessandra Sulpy

From Toys & Chimeras

1. Sunshine, Lollipop and Rainbow Come For a Visit

2.Watching a Washing

3. Cooking Up

4. Choices

5. Come on In! 

6. Chimera Chase 

7.Futura 67

bxnfire:

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984 - 2010)

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