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Malaysian artist/architect Hong Yi (a.k.a. “Red”) has made playing with your food a bit more socially acceptable, with her new portrait series “Creativity with Food”. The materials that she uses in her work are very unconventional which is why she’s often referred to as “the artist who loves to paint, but not with a paintbrush”. In the past, she’s been known to work with socks, coffee stains and canvas prints, and even feathers.
For this series, Yi had just two rules: only food could be used to create the portraits, and each creation must be placed on a white plate which would serve as the backdrop. Other than that, all subjects are game — animals, landscapes, cityscapes, and pop culture references to name a few. If you want to stay on top of Yi’s latest artistic adventures, be sure to follow her on Instagram.
Photo credit: Colossal