Styrofoam cup art | How About Orange

September 23, 2009

Styrofoam cup art

While happily browsing at Happy Mundane, I bumped into Cheeming Boey's work. Boey lives in California and draws on foam cups with Sharpies. And we're not talking stick figures. Waves, birds, vines, Japanese motifs. I contacted him to get permission to post some photos and asked if he had anything to say about his cups. He replied, "I would like to show people that canvases can be anything... just because it says disposable doesn't mean it has to be." Right on.

To see more cups, click here. Read interesting articles about Boey here and here.

21 comments:

Laura Trevey said...

who would have thunk it???
very cool!!!

xo Laura

Lindsey said...

that's a really great idea, so cool

marisa said...

Wow, that's amazing! What fantastic artwork.

omchelsea said...

Every day I wake up to a surprise...today this is it!

Kellie said...

THAT IS CRAZY! I JUST found the same artist on CL just the other day...and was amazed by his work! How cool for him!

Jess said...

Cool. What's CL?

RebeccaMom said...

amazing!

Vanessa said...

Those will probably last longer than any canvas... unless sharpie has some kind of acid in it!

Andrea said...

WOW!

scottandmin@yahoo.com said...

I love that guy! Rosie O'Donnell chatted him up awhile back when she was addicted to drawing on a Munny. Munny = $10, styro cup = practically free. He's very good.

Marcy Tate said...

Amazing! The talents people have...

Brussel Sprouts said...

Very fascinating! The cups are excellent, but I especially like his journal. Thanks for the inspiration!

Teresa @ good-grace said...

love this. I like his quote about canvases can be anything... Now, that's definitely thinking outside of the box. (There's an artist for you, huh?) :)

Rdekko said...

well i saw the cups also and they're fabulous. Art.Love from Greece! We blog too!

brooklynechaos said...

This is super kewl. I love the power lines one. It reminds of a project I'm currently working on. He's definitely a talent. Styrofoam is a hard medium to work with; very unforgiving. Anyone who has had to write their name on their cup at a party knows that. ;D

Yarrow said...

That's so cool :o

Tammy said...

Wow how fantastic. Thanks for previewing his work.

I spent 2 hrs reading through his journal as well. It's so funny.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Very creative and lovely! Thanks!

kate said...

i have a shit ton of styrofoam bowls if he wants them

Anonymous said...

i used to work at a snack bar at a hockey rink. a benefit of which was free soda, but we had to drink out of the styrofoam cups cause they were cheaper. in my spare time i would draw on them. one time i drew a dinner table covered in dishes and a tablecloth with a puppy peeking out from underneath. we also used one for our tip cup. so one day i drew an image of coins and dollar bills on one. i got a lot of compliments for it from customers. i like this guys drawings a lot better though.

Anonymous said...

all i can say is.FREAKING SWEEETTT!

his journal is funny as hell too.

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