Artist Red Hong Yi Creates A Massive Portrait Out Of 20,000 Tea Bags

Malaysian Artist, Red Hong Yi, created an installation called “Teh Tarik Man” out of 20,000 teabags for the World Economic Forum in Davos last month. She says it took about two months to build the 10-foot by 7-foot piece, which ended up weighing more than 440 pounds.

“I wanted to create a piece that reflected an everyday scene in Malaysia that reminds me of home,” Hong Yi explains in her YouTube description. “Teh Tarik (which means ‘pulled-tea’ in Malay) is a drink served in local coffee shops (or kopitiams) that is sweet, frothy and milky, and is frothed up when tea is poured between two containers.”