Brazilian artist makes art with marijuana smoke

Some pieces of art by the Brazilian artist Fernando de la Rocque are seen at his studio in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday Aug.  20, 2012. Some of Rocque's pot-stained prints are being sold for $2,500 each. It takes him a week to complete a single print blowing about five joints' worth of smoke onto a paper daily. Photo: Felipe Dana / AP
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian painter is making an art out of smoking pot.
At his studio in Rio de Janeiro on Monday, Fernando de la Rocque (pronounced hockey) took a deep drag on a marijuana joint and blew onto a stencil overlaying paper. After several puffs an image began to appear — a golden-hued version of “Ecstasy of Saint Teresa” by Italian sculptor Giovanni Lorenzo.
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