Artist Creates the World’s Largest Spice Painting

Spices are often reserved for the kitchen but they have recently found their way into the art world. An artist from British Columbia, Canada, earned a Guinness World Record when she used different spices to paint a butterfly measuring 908.39 square feet.

Preethi Vijay of Surrey, British Columbia, said that she used a combination of turmeric, paprika and clove to complete her artwork, which Guinness World Records has confirmed to be the world’s largest spice painting.

The giant cloth used for Vijay’s record-breaking spice painting was sourced right from her hometown of Chennai, India. Her paint was created from a mixture of 11 pounds of spices.

Vijay is a self-taught artist who used to work as a software engineer. She now sells her works on social media and often works using natural materials.

“I love to work with coffee,” Vijay said. “Then I suddenly had this idea to work with spices like turmeric, paprika — vibrant colors.”

Source: https://bc.ctvnews.ca/b-c-woman-sets-guinness-world-record-for-largest-spice-painting-1.6243164