February 5, 2015 11:52 AM EST

A Malaysian artist Hong Yi, nicknamed “Red,” created a portrait of a man pouring teh tarik, a hot milk tea drink popular in the country.

It took the artist two months to make this work of art, which was on display at the end of January in Davos, Switzerland, where the World Economic Forum was taking place. As the artist explained her process on YouTube:

 

 

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