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A LOT OF BOTTLE: ARTIST PAINTS PICTURE USING JUST COKE

This artist had a lot of bottle to re-create a masterpiece painted with nothing but 24 litres of cola. Phil Hansen, 32, had to be careful his efforts did not fizz over as he boiled 12 bottles of Coca-Cola to create a version of the Great Wave of Kanagawa by Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai. The innovative artist from Minneapolis, USA, took seven hours to complete the image, turning the fizzy drink to syrup to create the sticky picture. The technique saw him boil the mixture to different thicknesses to create the darker shades of brown on a huge eight by six metre canvas. Phil said he had to use full fat cola in the painting to ensure there was enough sugar from each bottle to gain the correct texture for the piece. He said: I wanted to see what else I could use to paint with so I started experimenting with Coca-Cola and discovered that if I boil it, I can get different colours and thickness. Brand doesnt matter but it has to be full fat cola. It boils down to syrup so you have to use something thats sugar based,no watered down diets are allowed! Im always looking for ways to also make my videos as interesting as possible. For some reason, I decided to start this video this way and just thought Ill see how it works out. The trick is to make sure the coke doesnt completely dry so you wait a little bit in between colours so they dont bleed into each other. The best result is putting it on thicker to make it darker. If you look at the thick parts in the picture, its a centimetre thick.

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