As it turns out, forming faces in foamy froth is flattering. And fun to watch!
Michael Breach, the artist behind BaristArt, encourages people to watch him work. He downloads a picture from your iPhone and then draws it in a coffee cup topped with foam. I shared a picture of me from Vietnam and here’s a quick video that shows you how easily he sketched me in the foam.
The whole process only took about 5 minutes, so we chatted with Michael. He said he started doing this when he was working the evening shift as a barista. He’d get pretty bored, so he decided to have some fun with his job and started drawing shapes and then portraits into coffee foam.
He’s had no art classes and doesn’t work in any other medium. Coffee is his canvas. Your portrait in it is his art. What a fun way to spend a coffee break!
Have you watched other food turned into artwork?