Getting Artistic with Coffee

Coffee Portrait by Jay Chou (1)

Malaysian artist Hong Yi has found inspiration from Jay Chou’s song, “Secret,” which the opening lyrics are about lifting a coffee cup from the saucer. In connection with the track, Yi decided to make a portrait of musician Chou using coffee stains. It took her 12 hours to complete this project; she states: “Quite a challenging medium to use—too much water and the rings wouldn’t form easily, very little water and you’d have to be precise with where you place the cup coz the rings would pretty much be permanent.” [1]

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1. "Jay Chou Coffee Stain Portrait." February 15th, 2012.

Photos © Hong Yi

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