Sunday, September 16, 2012

Artist Takes Every Drug Known to Man, Draws Self Portraits After Each Use

I'll admit, I like the idea of self-portraits in different medium in different mindsets but I wouldn't even try to replicate this experiment. Nevertheless, the results are curious at the very least.



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8 comments:

JPX said...

That’s really interesting but so incredibly misguided and dangerous. Many of those psychotropic drugs can cause a lot of damage. The end results are interesting to say the least but why play with your life that way for the sake of art? He’s lucky he didn’t die.

Catfreeek said...

The art is really cool though.

Catfreeek said...

Also, the Bath Salts picture kinda freaks me out.

Johnny Sweatpants said...

I didn't see any heroin art. What a fucking poseur.

DCD said...

I'm with you, JPX. He does mention it gave him brain damage! I'd think that would be enough to call the experiment short.

Crystal Math said...

I agree JPX but I think it's noteworthy in the time-space continuum of art for the sake of art. Or to say that you were the first person who did it. Not something I'd be promoting my students to do with their lives.

JSP I was also disappointed there wasn't any heroin on there. The fact he did bath salts is impressive in the worst way possible.

Octopunk said...

For me the worst decisions are huffing the gas, lighter fluid and computer cleaner; that's just straight-up poison.

This is interesting but I find the results kind of forced. Too many examples in which the drug involved is heavily incorporated into the visuals. I don't think Adderall makes you feel like a snake and I know pot brownies don't make you feel like a happy baker/brownie mix mascot.

I'll admit I don't know what half of those are, but besides the missing smack, where's the LSD? Mushrooms don't count. How about the Ketamine? Or the crack? Come ahhhhn.

(The purple crayon Klonopin is my favorite.)

JPX said...

What it tells me is that this guy doesn't tolerate anti-psychotics very well. The fact that he did this little experiment also tells me that he's nuts.