Artist Vincent Castiglia does the unthinkable; he uses his own blood to paint his masterpieces. Castiglia claims it's to “dissolve the barrier between art and artist,” according to his site. He has used a total of 12 pints of his own blood to paint with in his short career. The 30 year-old painter began using this technique 10 years ago. He bases his work out of New York City and has a small collective following.

Vincent Castiglia first draws his artwork on a white canvas with graphite tools. Once he extracts his blood, he dilutes it with water and paints the canvas afterwards. The iron oxide found in blood is a similar element found in paints; therefore, working with the theme of traditional paint. Prices range from $950 to $26,000.