Wake up and paint with the coffee

Coffee artist Rex

An artist has created an uncanny portrait ‘painting’ using nothing but coffee and a mug.

Hong Yi used Nescafe coffee ring stains from the bottom of a cup to depict Taiwanese song-writer Jay Chou after becoming ‘inspired’ by one of his songs.

She has experimented with a variety of different media to create artwork in the past, which include sunflower seeds, chilli paste, and basketballs.

Despite using such unconventional methods, Hong Yi, 25, from Malaysia, has honed her art skills to produce portraits almost exactly like the original photographs.
Yi said: “This project was inspired by the opening and closing lines of one of my favourite songs by Jay Chou called ‘Secret’.

“The opening line is about a coffee cup being lifted off the saucer, which is why I’ve used coffee cup stains as my medium in this project.

“The ending of the song is about autumn leaves and fragmented pieces, which is shown through the portrait as a whole how it’s formed by many individual rings, many of them broken and imperfect like fallen autumn leaves,” she concluded.


by The Punjapit Alliance

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