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Michael Aaron Williams’s Coffee Portraits on Antique Paper

Michael Aaron Williams began to get recognition when his street art installations — hopeful depictions of homeless people on cardboard — surfaced online a few years ago. Continuing his exploration of reclaimed materials, the artist recently completed a new series of portraits painted with coffee on 100-year-old ledger paper. Mixed with a small amount of ink, the translucent liquid blends beautifully with the neat penmanship left behind on the pages by their previous owners. Take a look at the portraits after the jump, images via My Modern Met.

Michael Aaron Williams began to get recognition when his street art installations — hopeful depictions of homeless people on cardboard — surfaced online a few years ago. Continuing his exploration of reclaimed materials, the artist recently completed a new series of portraits painted with coffee on 100-year-old ledger paper. Mixed with a small amount of ink, the translucent liquid blends beautifully with the neat penmanship left behind on the pages by their previous owners. Take a look at the portraits below, images via My Modern Met.

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