San Francisco-based graphic designer Brian Pollett created a series of trippy illustrations in 20 days while on 20 different drugs. The artworks are undeniably beautiful, but how the hell did Pollet manage to survive it?
Pollett wrote on his Facebook page:
The 20 Day Binge is a project I have wanted to do for years. The entire project has compromised my sanity, my finances, and my reputation. Though the pay off has been all worth while... More apparent than ever, I see psychedelics have changed my core being. I am more open, honest, empathetic, forgiving, and courageous. I am perpetually in awe at the beauty surrounding us on a daily basis.
The artist is alive and well, but it sounds like he'll probably never put himself through a similar creative torture again. From cocaine to codeine, here's a sampling of Pollet's 20 Day Binge project:
His final image? The drug of love. Pollet wrote:
For me, Love is not limited to sex and romance. Love is dedication to uplifting a person or idea to help them achieve their highest potential. Thank you all for supporting me in reaching my goals. I leave heart and mind open and eager to return the favor.
Kudos to Pollett for attaining an epiphany while using a large quantity narcotics. Though it doesn’t change the fact that taking drugs can inflict permanent damage to your body—no matter its shape or size.
To view the entire series, take a look at Pollett’s website.