Saimir Strati’s Wine-Bottle Cork Art is a Wondrous Wooden Wall Painting.
After a whopping 229,764 corks (that’s a lot of wine!) and 27 days of hard work, artist Saimir Strati achieved his goal when he earned the record for the World’s Largest Cork Mosaic.
This Albanian artist decided to take up the challenge and created a 3D painting out of 300,000 wine-bottle corks. It’s a 96 square meter masterpiece depicting people playing guitar. Visitors of the Sheraton Tirana Hotel and Towers were treated to a special performance of live art, as Strati worked 14 hour days in the hot Albanian summer sun to glue corks of different sizes and colours onto a large banner in the hotel gardens. The end product, a magnificent Mediterranean scene called “Romeo with a crown of grapes playing the guitar while dancing with the sea and the sun”.
Strati also gained recognistion in the past which earned him another spot in the Guinness Book of Records for the world’s largest toothpick mosaic in the world. It contained approximately 1 million toothpicks and it depicted some horses. So be on the look out for Saimir Strati, he’s one special artist.
Using the same techniques as mosaic masters of old, Strati breathes new life into the ancient art with his use of familiar modern materials. Past projects have also included eggshell, coffee bean and compact disc mosaics.