The Art of Disappearing – Visual Exchange with JesusHands aka the “Hollyweed” Guy

Prolific Pot Artist and Dank Master Zen Prankster JesusHands aka Zach Fernandez aka “The HollyWeed Guy” was the first person to “break” the internet in 2017. He did it while in bed. And he did it in the name of peace, love and an ever holy buzz.

Since you are reading this, you likely already know what he (allegedly) did.

Overnight, he took a few pieces of canvas and some C-clamps, affixed them in the right positions to change the Hollywood sign to read Hollyweed…and with it, the world rejoiced.

I first saw his work out the window of my rented West Hollywood Air BnB.

It was New Years Day, My ever-bewitching Ol’ Lady and I were in town to watch the ball drop from the Lemmy Lounge at the Rainbow Bar & Grill on the fabulous Sunset Strip. 

That morning, I was still shaking to the rock n’ roll from the night before. Still in my underwear, with a half bottle of flat champagne in my hand…I looked out toward the iconic hilltop sign and laughed out loud…for real, not one of those bullshit “lols” often seen in group chats. 

In the time since, JesusHands has been interviewed, questioned, threatened with jail-time by law enforcement and canonized by the pot world. Hell, even Tommy Chong gave him a pound of his own special reserve as a thank you. His Instagram page is blowing up (deservedly so, entirely interesting. Far from the everyday doldrums and selfie ego-tedium). And he hopes to one day do nothing but make art and live by the barter system.

I had the chance for a quick phone conversation with the man himself. We talked about his kinship with the Zen Buddhist mandala makers and how acts of disappearing art create perfect moments. 

I mean, I’m sure the majority of you reading this know exactly where you were when you first saw Hollyweed, and none of us give a damn that it was back to “Hollywood” before noon.

In an effort to keep evolving, we did the follow-up interview a little differently. I sent him a series of pictures, and he sent me a series of pictures in response.

So without further delay, wrap your head around this:

CC:

JesusHands:

CC: 

JesusHands:

CC:

JesusHands:

CC:

JesusHands:

CC:

JesusHands:

CC:

JesusHands:

CC:

JesusHands:

CC:

JesusHands:

CC:

JesusHands:

Well, that’s the lot of them for now. A new way to do an interview, there will be more like this. Stay tuned…

And do yourself a favor, give the man JesusHands a follow on Instagram.

Stay Lifted.

Cartoon courtesy of The New Yorker Magazine

dankres

⚡️Practitioner of the fine art of TCB. Takin' care of business, baby⚡️