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.”