Artist tries a new drug every day and creates insane self-portraits while high

Artist tries a new drug every day and creates insane self-portraits while high

CultureFebruary 04, 2014

Taking a new drug every day for weeks on end is weird...unless it's for art. Then, it's amazing. Which is exactly what artist Bryan Lewis Saunders did when he tried a new narcotic or pharmaceutical every day, then created a self-portrait while high on the stuff. Cocaine, meth, Ambien, Klonopin, you name it; he did it, and his portraits are nothing short of completely insane.

But why would someone go so far as to do something like meth for the sheer sake of art? Says Bryan on his website,

"After experiencing drastic changes in my environment, I looked for other experiences that might profoundly affect my perception of 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."

Damn. Let's see if the brain damage was worth it...

Zoloft

Seroquel

Salvia

Ritalin

Hash

Pruno

PCP

Mushrooms

Nitrous Oxide + Valium

Loritab

Marijuana

Huffing Gas

Geodon

Marijuana again

Meth

Morphine

Cough Syrup

Computer Duster

Cocaine

Butane Honey Oil

Butabitals

Ambien

Adderall

Xanax + Hydrocodone

Abilify

Klonopin

Nicotine Gum