Friday, July 27, 2012

artist puts together collection of self-portraits while on drugs

boombotix | Bryan Lewis Saunders is a performance artist / poet who has been drawing self-portraits every day since 1995.

Literally.

He has over 8,000 of these self-portraits at home. As you could imagine, it can get a little boring doing the same thing over and over for a while.

I mean, he’s not a terribly interesting looking guy: balding, wears glasses, has a beard. Nothing too special (no offense Bryan).

To spice things up, Saunders decided to do a series of self-portraits while on various forms of drugs. And not that easy stuff. We’re talking everything from mushrooms to crystal meth, Adderall, and bottles of cough syrup.

This guy didn’t just do the project: he went hard at it.

When you’re looking at each of the portraits, note what the drugs are doing to his motor skills and how he tries to compensate while also trying to communicate what he’s experiencing via the drug. Fist tap Dale.

3 comments:

uglyblackjohn said...

Klonopin must REALLY eff you up. (I like the Morphine portrait though.).

CNu said...

ditto..., sedative/hypnotic http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clonazepam

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