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

February 5, 2015 5:35 PM

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Making a portrait from thousands of tea bags would find most artists steeped in frustration. Not Red Hong Yi.

The Malaysian artist 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.

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