Despite the fact that we’re looking at a million coffee beans, we can leave the French press and demitasse at home. These beans are not headed for the pot but rather have become part of a massive 323 sq. ft. Gorky Park mural—yes, a mural—done by Russian artist Arkady Kim and his team of assistants. In order to achieve the differentiation required to complete the mosaic titled Awakening, the nearly 400 lb. of beans were roasted to the desired shade and glued into place one at a time. Beyond the beauty of the massive installation—a woman’s face as she enjoys the enticing aroma of coffee—Kim mosaic’d his way into the Guinness Book of World Records for the world’s largest coffee bean mural. Reportedly the beans were on display until July 1, and then donated to a Russian coffee company. One can only wonder how buzzed the artists were at day’s end. Via Photoblog, BitRebels, Dear Coffee I Love You.
Mosaic Mural Wakes Up the Whole Neighborhood