Performance artist Bryan Lewis Saunders is well known for his off the wall projects, in 1995 he decided he was going to draw a different self-portrait every single day. As you can imagine, no matter how distinctive your looks may or may not be, this had the potential to become very tedious very quickly indeed.
So in 2001, in order to liven things up a little (wow it took him 6 years to break) he decided to spice up the self portraits by creating an image of himself whilst under the influence of several different drugs. We know they’ve been about for quite a few years, but we had to give them a twirl for those of you who haven’t seen them before!
Clearly a ‘Do Not Try This At Home’ project, however you’ve got to admit that Saunders drug-induced self-portraits are pretty intriguing, showing the different ways in which the substances affect how he sees himself.
After nearly 2 weeks of taking pretty much whatever drug or random substance (one of the portraits shows the effects of taking a little too much cough syrup) he could get his hands on Saunders admitted that he had to take a break. He said: “Within weeks I became lethargic and suffered mild brain damage.” No really? We’d never have guessed!
(Via Boom Botix)