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Artist Creates ‘Drug-Induced’ Self-Portraits

Since March 30th 1995, Washington-born artist, Bryan Lewis Saunders has been drawing self-portraits every day—a practice he intends keep up for the rest of his life.

After experiencing a “drastic change” in his environment, he started looking for other ways to affect his perception of himself.

He devised a rather dangerous experiment where he takes a different drug each day before drawing self-portraits, while under the influence.

According to a statement taken from his website, he said “Within weeks I became lethargic and suffered mild brain damage.”

I am still conducting this experiment but over greater lapses of time,” Saunders adds, “I only take drugs that are given to me.”

We have selected a few of his ‘self-induced drug portraits’—please visit his website to view the rest of his works.

Psilocybin Mushrooms








Cough Syrup

Crystal meth


Huffing Lighter Fluid

Morphine IV

Nicotine Gum

[via Bryan Lewis Saunders]
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