Red Hong Yi Brilliantly Uses Fire And Chopsticks To Create A Gorgeous Mural For Facebook
Art is a fascinating thing. And artists are fantastic!
One of them is our very own Red Hong Yi, a Sabah-born artist cum architectural designer. Red, as she is better known, has made a name for herself as an artist who 'paints without a paintbrush'.
The artist, who in past have used unusual materials to create her art installations, has outdone herself this time. She has created a mural made entirely out of chopsticks which she painted using FIRE!
Her latest mural is done for Facebook's Singapore office
The Social Network, Red wrote on her Facebook profile, wanted a mural on their 10-meter long wall, and requested that it be made of chopsticks as the wall is right beside their cafe.
"So instead of painting on the wall, I decided to set it ablaze," reads Red's post about the mural on her Facebook profile.
And you gotta marvel at her dedication to her art!
"15,000 bamboo chopsticks were glued, torched, then layered again and burnt a few more times to create depth and dimension to the piece."
Because she was creating the mural for Singapore, she decided to "depict the story of the Merlion - a mythical creature with the head of a lion and body of a fish, and its significance as Singapore's national icon", Red wrote on Facebook, posting 2-minute long video showing her working with her team to bring the epic mural to life
You can watch the video, which has already over 1,170,000 Views on Facebook since Red uploaded it on her profile on 18 May, below:
PS: Don't miss the tiny details Red has added to the mural.