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Artist Takes Drugs and Creates Self-Portraits While High

An artist who truly suffers for their work!

Since 1995 Bryan Lewis Saunders has been producing self-portraits of himself everyday and now has over 8,000 of them.

Bryan says like snowflakes and fingerprints no 2 pictures are the same. In this small collection included here Bryan was looking for experiences that would affect the perception of self. In this experiment Brian took a different drug and drew a self-portrait under the influence.

An artist who truly suffers for their work! You can check out the full experiment here and all of Bryan’s other great artwork and experiments too.

*Under no circumstances am I or Joyenergizer promoting the use of drugs for the purpose of creating art.

Drug-Influenced Self-Portaits by Bryan Lewis Saunders - Design Mash

Abilify / Xanax / Ativan (dosage unknown in hospital)

Drug-Influenced Self-Portaits by Bryan Lewis Saunders - Design Mash
1 small glass of “real” Absinth (not the fake crap)

Drug-Influenced Self-Portaits by Bryan Lewis Saunders - Design Mash
10mg Ambien

Drug-Influenced Self-Portaits by Bryan Lewis Saunders - Design Mash
1/2 gram of cocaine

Drug-Influenced Self-Portaits by Bryan Lewis Saunders - Design Mash
Computer duster (2 squirts)

Drug-Influenced Self-Portaits by Bryan Lewis Saunders - Design Mash
2 bottles of cough syrup

Drug-Influenced Self-Portaits by Bryan Lewis Saunders - Design Mash
1 “bump” of Crystelmeth

Drug-Influenced Self-Portaits by Bryan Lewis Saunders - Design Mash
Hash

Drug-Influenced Self-Portaits by Bryan Lewis Saunders - Design Mash
Huffing Gas (during and right after)

Drug-Influenced Self-Portaits by Bryan Lewis Saunders - Design Mash
3mg Klonopin

Drug-Influenced Self-Portaits by Bryan Lewis Saunders - Design Mash
Marijuana (Kine Bud)

Drug-Influenced Self-Portaits by Bryan Lewis Saunders - Design Mash
G13 Marijuana

Drug-Influenced Self-Portaits by Bryan Lewis Saunders - Design Mash
Morphine IV (dosage unknown)

Drug-Influenced Self-Portaits by Bryan Lewis Saunders - Design Mash
Psilocybin Mushrooms (2 caps onset)

Drug-Influenced Self-Portaits by Bryan Lewis Saunders - Design Mash
2mg Nicotine Gum (after quitting smoking for 2 months)
 
Drug-Influenced Self-Portaits by Bryan Lewis Saunders - Design Mash
Nitrous Oxide

Drug-Influenced Self-Portaits by Bryan Lewis Saunders - Design Mash
PCP

Drug-Influenced Self-Portaits by Bryan Lewis Saunders - Design Mash
Ritilin (dosage unknown-snorted)

Drug-Influenced Self-Portaits by Bryan Lewis Saunders - Design Mash
20mg Valium

Drug-Influenced Self-Portaits by Bryan Lewis Saunders - Design Mash
Valium IV, (Albuterol, Saline & Oxygen mixture)

Drug-Influenced Self-Portaits by Bryan Lewis Saunders - Design Mash
Ativan / Haloperidol (dosage unknown in hospital)

Written by Jay

A caffeine based life form. Current Editor-in-Chief of Joyenergizer.

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