Mind Blown: Hong Yi’s Amazing Coffee Stain Portrait
Known as the artist who plays with her food, Hong Yi, produces some of the most creative pieces of art using the most unlikely tools — like carrots, prunes, and coffee stains.
Her “Coffee Stain Portrait” of Taiwanese singer Jay Chou leaves feeling as nothing we’ve done in life compares.
“I like that I turned coffee cup stains – something that is seen as an annoyance and is often overlooked – into a piece of art that is meaningful and smells good,” the Malaysian artist/architect who goes by the nickname Red told designboom.com, which featured her “31 Days of Creativity with Food Project” in March.
Hong Yi is a University of Melbourne grad with a Masters in Architecture. After graduating in 2010 She took a job at HASSEL, an Australian architecture firm, and relocated to their Shanghai office, returning to the birthplace of her parents and grandparents.
She has been featured in The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, ABC and Daily Mail, and her portraits of Malaysian singer-songwriter Yuna, Malaysian badminton player Datuk Lee Chong Wei, and Chinese entrepreneur Tan Sri Francis Yeoh landed the cover of Esquire Malaysia‘s April 2013 issues.