Art inspiration: Hong Yi

Gorgeous Shanghai based artist Hong Yi a.k.a Red has painted murals of portraits using not a paint brush but arbitrary objects like coffee mug stains, socks, candles and what not.

Hong Yi
With such innovative and wild imaginations she has created some really interesting art works that are worth nothing but praise and ovation.

Sunflower seed portrait
Here is Hong Yi with her sunflower seeds
This here's a portrait of Adele made by 1500 melted blue candles inspired by her song "Set fire to the rain".

Adele candle portrait 
Blue melting candles
According to Red "To me, ADELE was probably singing about the pain of a lost relationship. Rain may be a metaphor for her tears she cried, and she is setting fire to it to burn and destroy her pain. I've used blue candles to represent tears, and by setting fire to them, they melt and flow into each other - "Watched it pour as I touched your face…" Check the video out here.

And then here is a portrait of Zhang Yimou, a famous chinese film director and producer with 750 white, grey and black socks.

750 socks make a face!
Check the video out here.

Another portrait using only flowers and red dye:

Floral mural

Hong with her art

Here's a video of her painting a portrait of the world famous Yao Ming with some bowls of red paint and a basket ball! Watch her dribble her way through the painting...


She also wooed Jackie Chan with her skills by making a humongous portrait of him using nothing but chopsticks

Lucky who?

Chopstick mural

…with chopsticks here and chopsticks there!

And that's not all, she has also made many cute food arts using fresh food items like fruits, vegetables, sea food, etc.:


Apple temple and broccoli forest

Grapes balloon

The kraken!

Salmon, dill and jello gold fishes

Zucchini farm land

Herbs, lemon, spices and oat picture

She is so freakin cool, I mean seriously, if I ever met her she'll be my instant bff lol!