Marijuana Smoke Used to Make Art in Brazil

Brazilian artist Fernando de la Rocque is combining his love of marijuana and his artistic vision.  The 32-year-old artist has started using marijuana smoke to create masterpieces.

The artist places a stencil over paper and blows the marijuana smoke directly onto the paper.  The smoke stains the paper and creates the images.

The series, entitled “Blow Job,” features images of pop culture icons, religious imagery, and famous classic masterpieces.   De la Rocque takes a week to create each picture, using the smoke from approximately five joints as his medium.  The collection is currently being featured at an alternative art gallery in Rio de Janeiro.  Each of the prints sells for $2,500.

Smoking marijuana is illegal in Brazil, but de la Rocque is outspoken in his support of legalizing the drug.  He explained that, “more important than freedom to smoke marijuana is the freedom to think about it and make art with it.”



8 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

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    Pitomba said on Aug 21, 2012

    orgulhoso de ser brasileiro!!1

    Proud to be Brazilian


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    7beast1mode0 said on Aug 21, 2012

    Kinda cool shit

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    alpha said on Aug 21, 2012

    I love art-and now have found my favorite medium!

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    BlazinAlberts said on Aug 21, 2012


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    Elvers said on Aug 22, 2012

    nice to see somebody is doing good with the smoke I'm going to have to try this myself

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    NISMOTOKER said on Aug 23, 2012

    really cool stuff

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    snuffy420 said on Aug 23, 2012

    thats bad ass i gotta try this out

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    Oilhead420 said on Aug 24, 2012

    Someone make a YouTube vid so we can all do it!

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