by Anna Randal

Graphic designer Brian Pollett, aka Pixel-Pusha, went on a 20-day journey for art’s sake. The artist took a a new drug every day for twenty days to experience and then express the feelings and state of mind one can have during and after the abuse.

As the San Francisco-based artist explained to A+, he really felt living in the moment. “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.” does not endorse the use of illegal substances

Day 1 — Butylone

Day 2 — G.H.B.

Day 3 — Codeine

Day 4 — T.H.C.

Day 5 — Alcohol

Day 6 — Nitrous

Day 7 — Cocaine

Day 8 — Psilocybin

Day 9 — 4-HO-MIPT

Day 10 — Poppers

Day 11 — DMT

Day 12 — Ether

Day 13 — 25I

Day 14 — MXE

Day 15 — MDMA

Day 16 — Amphetamine

Day 17 — Mescaline

Day 18 — Ketamine

Day 19 — LSD

Day 20 — Love