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Artist Creates Psychedelic Illustrations While On 20 Different Drugs

At some point, I think we’ve all wondered how drugs would change our perception of the world around us.

For his latest project, Brian Pollett, who also goes by the name Pixel-Pusha, set out to paint a picture of exactly what it’s like to be high on all sorts of substances.

Literally.

That’s right. This free-spirited, San Francisco-based artist took a variety of different drugs for 20 days straight in order to create a thought-provoking visual series that captures the essence of each altered state of mind.

From MDMA and cocaine to amphetamine and good old THC, it’s quite astonishing to see the different effects each drug has on his under-the-influence illustrations.

Apparently, the purpose behind Pollett’s psychedelic project was to “create opportunities to educate, whether related to psychedelics or art.”

When asked about this controversial form of self-expression, Pollett told A+,

Imagine the past, future and linear time are gone. You can just focus on your existence in the present. The idea of tomorrow is laughable. I can create art without concern of outsider judgment, without over analyzing my process and intuitively enjoy creating the most honest work.

Take a look at the pictures below to see Pollett’s amazing drug-induced art.

Butylone

Butylone

GHB

GHB

Codeine

Codeine

THC

THC

Alcohol

Alcohol

Nitrous

Nitrous

Cocaine

Cocaine

Psilocybin

Psilocybin

4-HO-MiPT

4-HO-MIPT

Poppers

Poppers

DMT

DMT

Ether

Ether

25I

25I

MXE

MXE

MDMA

MDMA

Amphetamine

Amphetamine

Mescaline

Mescaline

Ketamine

Ketamine

LSD

LSD

Love

Love

 

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Kaylin Pound spent the first few years of college running cross country while double majoring in Biology and Marketing before moving to New York City to finish her studies at Pace University. When Kaylin isn’t writing she can be found running ...
Kaylin Pound spent the first few years of college running cross country while double majoring in Biology and Marketing before moving to New York City to finish her studies at Pace University. When Kaylin isn’t writing she can be found running ...

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