A man from South African has won a spot in the Guinness World Record after he successfully created the largest mosaic made from coffee.
Percy Maimela created a picture of his compatriot, DJ Black Coffee, using nothing but ground coffee in what is now a remarkable feat.
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“This was my first experiment with coffee and it came out perfect. I love what I do, whatever goes on in my mind it’s magic, I actually talk to the art, but I couldn’t because it’s public,” Maimela said of his achievement to eNCA.
Channel 24 reports that without any formal qualification in the art, Maimela took a huge risk, quitting his retail job to focus on his craft.
Sound Idea Sessions described how the artist completed his picture on a 5×5 meter canvas, adding that the sheet had to be “100% covered in ground coffee with zero negative space in order to qualify for the Guinness World Record title.”
He also dedicated his achievement and the global feat to every South African who is still scared of chasing their dreams, hoping that this will urge them to go all out and excel.
Watch: We are proud to announce that one of @ArtsCultureSA‘s Mzansi Golden Economy funding recipients, @Percy_Maimela_ has set the Guinness World Record after creating the largest coffee sketch in the world. We salute you for your outstanding creativity & unique talent. Halala!🇿🇦 pic.twitter.com/CErmkYsZ9X— Min. Nathi Mthethwa (@NathiMthethwaSA) September 17, 2019
According to MSN, Maimela explained that “It’s not about me. It’s about all of us using our potential to create what we can. I am an artist but someone else might be a soccer player. If you’re a soccer player, for example, focus on what you’re doing and ensure you’re enjoying it”.
Right from a very young age, Maimela has had a keen interest in art, growing that interest by constantly practising through painting, trying out pencil and pen drawings, as well as, paper mache.
“I can now confirm that this coffee ground mosaic image meets our requirements and you have achieved an official Guinness World Records™ title!” WE DID IT SOUTH AFRICA! We broke a Guinness World Record! #SoundIdeaSessions pic.twitter.com/ob2guBBL2x— Sound Idea Sessions (@SISessions) September 12, 2019
Salt art now permanent and hangable pic.twitter.com/LweYU0syWu— Percy Maimela-artist (@Percy_Maimela_) July 29, 2019
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