My father worked all his life in the timber trade, and there was a lot of wood in our household as I was growing up. There were polished wood floors, home-made wooden fixtures, and lovely antique wooden furniture. In such an environment, putting a coffee cup down on a polished wooden surface and leaving a ring came pretty close to a cardinal sin.
I wonder how Malaysian artist Hong Yi would have gone down? The picture below took 12 hours to make, using just a cup, a white table cloth, a considerable amount of coffee…and LOTS of patience.
Amazing though, don’t you think?