Artist Bryan Lewis Saunders, takes an unconventional approach to his work by taking a different drug every day and documenting the effects of it by drawing self portraits.


After experiencing drastic changes in my environment, I looked for other experiences that might profoundly affect my perception of the self. So I devised another experiment where everyday I took a different drug and drew myself under the influence. 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.

2mg Nicotine Gum

3mg Klonopin

4mg Dilaudid

4mg Risperdol

7.5mg Hydrocodone / 7.5mg Oxycodone / 3mg Xanax

90mg Abilify




Ativan / Haloperidol