Hong Yi paints using coffee stains
Posts about Shanghai-based artist Hong Yi, who also goes by the name Red, have been making the online rounds recently. Last month, I spotted a photo of her painting of former Houston Rockets basketball player Yao Ming, for which she used a basketball to apply red paint to some surface (canvas? paper?), and now this coffee-rendered piece has turned up. Check out her work, if you haven’t seen it. [A time-lapse video (here) of Red moving her coffee cup to “paint” the above-pictured piece is interesting to watch.]
See also: Earlier Unconsumption posts on creative uses of natural materials here.