On July 20, 2008, Albanian artist Saimir Strati created a mosaic made entirely of 229,764 wine corks in partnership with Sheraton Tirana. The piece was over 1,000 square feet, and took a week to complete. The artwork was completed over the course of 27 days at the hotel.
This is not Strati’s first unusual artwork, in 2006, Strati created a 6′ 7″ × 13′ 1″ portrait of Leonardo da Vinci using nearly 880 pounds of nails. Resembling digital photography, each nail represented a pixel. It was confirmed as the world’s largest nail mosaic, by Guinness World Records in Tirana on September 4, 2006.
In Sumner Vineyards wine terms, this piece of art would equal drinking a bottle of wine every day for over 600 years!