When many voters see Rick Santorum, they may not see a pioneer for gay equality, but a politically-minded artist has ensured that as a next-best thing, they can see the US presidential nomination hopeful and a lot of gay pornography.

The Unicorn Booty blog published a collage yesterday by an unidentified artist who has taken hundreds of stills from pornographic films and blended them to form a portrait of the former Pennsylvania Senator.

Santorum is still in the race for the Republican presidential nomination promising a nationwide ban on gay marriages if elected.

In 2003, Dan Savage began a campaign to redefine the word ‘Santorum’ in order to attach the politician’s name “to a sex act that would make his big, white teeth fall out of his big, empty head”.

The image creator may have been inspired by other recent works. An image of Elton John’s face comprising thousands of Gaydar users’ profile pictures is among the works in a collection celebrating LGBT History Month in London this February.