Arkady Kim Russian artist and sculptor has unveiled the world’s largest coffee bean mosaic in Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure in Moscow. Artist and his team of five assistants built the mural by hand.
To create Awakening that represents a woman’s face and a cup of coffee it took them 12 days and a million coffee beans. The final piece, measuring about 30 square meters and weighing a whopping 397 pounds, surpassed the previous record set by Albanian artist Saimir Strati of 88 pounds. Kim is now the newest member of the Guinness Book of World records, awarded for the largest coffee bean mural in the world.
After roasting coffee beans to get a selection of shades, they then glued them one-by-one to a giant panel, using almost one million pieces to complete the design. The artwork is available to the public since July 1 at Moscow’s Gorky Central Park of Culture and Leisure and then will be presented as a gift to a freeze-dried coffee maker in St. Petersburg.
via My Modern Met