Drug Inspired Portraits: Artist Bryan Lewis Saunders!

Artist Bryan Lewis Saunders Drug Portrait Series - 7.5mg Hydrocodone / 7.5mg Oxycodone / 3mg Xanax. All rights reserved.

Artist Bryan Lewis Saunders Drug Portrait Series – 7.5mg Hydrocodone / 7.5mg Oxycodone / 3mg Xanax. All rights reserved.

I’m sure some of you have seen this project, by Artist Bryan Lewis Saunders on Facebook. If you haven’t… (or even if you have!) this is a series of portraits created while on various drugs. Here is what Saunders has to say about the project on his page:

Artist Bryan Lewis Saunders Drug Portrait Series - 1/2 gram Cocaine. All rights reserved.

Artist Bryan Lewis Saunders Drug Portrait Series – 1/2 gram Cocaine. All rights reserved.

“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…”

Artist Bryan Lewis Saunders Drug Portrait Series - Abilify. All rights reserved.

Artist Bryan Lewis Saunders Drug Portrait Series – Abilify. All rights reserved.

Artist Bryan Lewis Saunders Drug Portrait Series - Morphine IV. All rights reserved.

Artist Bryan Lewis Saunders Drug Portrait Series – Morphine IV. All rights reserved.

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.”

Artist Bryan Lewis Saunders Drug Portrait Series - Nitrous Oxide / Valium I.V. All rights reserved.

Artist Bryan Lewis Saunders Drug Portrait Series – Nitrous Oxide / Valium I.V. All rights reserved.

Artist Bryan Lewis Saunders Drug Portrait Series - 100mg Seroquel. All rights reserved.

Artist Bryan Lewis Saunders Drug Portrait Series – 100mg Seroquel. All rights reserved.

To see the complete collection of works, go HERE. While you are there, check out all the other projects BLS has done. He’s got quite a collection of ‘interesting’ work.

Art the World!
-Savage1

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