Bryan Lewis Saunders’ Unconventional Approach to Creating Art, “Under the Influence”

Washington, DC-based artist Bryan Lewis Saunders has adopted a unique approach to creating his artwork. In a series of incredible self-portraits in different drawn mediums, Saunders shares with us how his self-perception changes under the influence of various narcotics and drugs.

Of the portraits generated, the following are particularly striking:

Under the influence of crystal meth.

Under the influence of crystal meth.

Under the influence of nicotine gum.

Under the influence of nicotine gum.

Under the influence of morphine.

Under the influence of morphine.

Mr. Saunders’ other occupations are as a performance artist, videographer, and performance poet.

For an additional look at his 20-odd drug-influenced portraits, please visit Mr. Saunders’ personal web site by clicking here. He also has portraits under different themes and other genres of artwork listed for your viewing pleasure.

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