Hong Yi Crafts an Astounding Portrait Out of Coffee Stains

 - Feb 20, 2012
References: hongyirbonmade & foodista
Artist Hong Yi created this astounding portrait rendered entirely of coffee stains. Hong Yi gathered inspiration for this ambitious project from Jay Chou's song 'Secret.' The opening line of the tune talks about lifting a coffee cup from the saucer, which is how Yi originally got the idea. The overall theme of the song is about the fragmented pieces on which one builds their life. Hong Li uses fragmented rings of coffee, many of them incomplete, to create something whole.

After finding the perfect balance of water to coffee, Hong Yi set about mastering the layering and stamping of coffee rings. The level of detail she accomplished is truly astonishing. Bearing a similar sepia tone to the hue found in aged photographs, this coffee-stain portrait is absolutely stunning.

Clever and thoughtfully detailed, Hong Yi's coffee stain portrait will have you gawking.