At First, You Would Have No Idea Why This Girl Has Thousands Of Chopsticks. Then Step Back…

Hong Yi started out as a simple artist with a YouTube channel. Hong Yi, known as Red to most, likes to paint. However, she doesn’t like to paint with a paintbrush. Instead, Red finds different ways to create her beautiful artwork. In one of her first paintings, she used a basketball to create the image. Now, she is using something else to create an incredible portrait (for someone you’ll recognize).

This is Hong Yi, known as “Red.”

Red is both an artist and an architect.

Jackie Chan’s art director contacted her, hoping to commission her to make something for Jackie’s 60th birthday.

She decided to make a portrait…

But it was unlike any you have ever seen before.

It was made entirely out of chopsticks.

Jackie had always been supportive of her work.

He saw her other portraits using unique mediums, like socks or coffee rings, and was entranced.

So, Red was hired to create his 60th birthday portrait.

She spent a month collecting 64,000 chopsticks, in Zhejiang and in Beijing

She tied the chopsticks into different bundle sizes with strings. Then, she hung them all from a steel frame.

Red presented the finished portrait at his birthday concert, in front of 10,000. And to think, she just started out with a YouTube channel, posting her work.

“It wasn’t easy to choose the material for Jackie’s piece. He is a world famous actor, an exceptional martial arts fighter, an environmentalist, and one of the most well-known faces internationally! I finally decided on chopsticks because Jackie had used them in some of the fighting scenes in his movies the Fearless Hyena and Karate Kid, and because chopsticks are Chinese. As he is also an environmentalist, I used disposable bamboo chopsticks to show that discarded materials can be reused and made into something meaningful and beautiful. This art installation is a tribute to the life, art and cultural significance of Jackie Chan.” -Red Source: Oh I See Red!

The final result of her labors is art, but the Red’s true artwork is how she creates her pieces. She is truly a creative genius, share her unique methods by clicking the button below.

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He Gave His Daughter The Room Of Her Dreams By Hand-Painting An Epic Mural

Most little girls can rely on their dads for constant love and lots of entertainment.

I remember when I was a kid, my dad would chase me around the house roaring that he was the tickle monster. When he finally caught me, he would mercilessly tickle me, making me laugh until I cried. That memory is something I’ll always cherish, which I’m sure is exactly what this little girl will do after seeing the amazing thing her dad did for her.

When artist Adam Hargreaves’ daughter, Bobbie, complained that her room was too boring, he decided to repaint her walls. But when all was said and done, he had completely transformed her room into a Disney paradise that would make any little (or big) girl jealous.

My inner child is so jealous that I can’t take it anymore — is anyone else about to throw a fit, too? If you want to check out more of Hargreaves’ awesome art, you can find his Facebook page here.

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These Pictures Of Ordinary Foods Might Seem Boring, But Take A Closer Look

If you’re anything like me and you binge watch the Food Network like it’s your job, then you’ve probably seen your fair share of elaborate cakes.

There are plenty of bakers out there who take pride in transforming everyone’s favorite treats into towering works of art, and a culinary creator by the name of Debbie Goard takes cake decorating to a whole new level.

Her creations channel everything from classic movies to savory dishes. Check them out!

1. Wingardium Leviosa!

2. Even Snoopy needs a caffeine fix every now and then.

3. There’s nothing bad about this mashup. Nothing.

4. I don’t know about you, but I want to travel the world in search of more cakes.

5. This doesn’t really make me feel warm and fuzzy.

6. Minions are inescapable.

7. Cake is a girl’s best friend.

8. Anyone looking for hot wings here is in for a rude (and chocolatey) awakening.

9. I can’t tell if I want dessert or a Vietnamese dinner.

10. Honestly, this is probably healthier than anything at Taco Bell.

11. It is a game of cakes.

Can’t get enough? Don’t worry! There’s more where those came from.

Be sure to follow Debbie Goard on Instagram to add a daily dose of deliciousness to your feed!

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She Completes Beautiful Landscapes With Something You Use During Dinner Every Night

When it comes to creating incredible works of art, Canadian painter Jacqueline Poirier has a lot on her plate.

After all, Poirier (previously) is the resident artist at The Ritz Carlton in Toronto, and she produces stunning pieces for everyone from hotel patrons to A-list celebrities. She’s been featured in major publications across North America and the U.K., and her most famous collection grows larger by the day. In fact, it’s now over 1,500 plates strong.

Instead of defaulting to the use of canvases, she gives tableware a new lease on life by emblazoning charger plates with hand-painted portraits, cartoons, and everything in between. Poirier’s landscape plates are among her most impressive.

By turning housewares that we use every day into little works of art, she helps foster the most important mealtime activity: good conversation.

To learn more about her work, check out her website. For regular updates and a little food for artistic thought, follow Poirier on Facebook and Instagram!

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This Artist Expertly Mashes Up Celebrity Faces — Can You Guess Who They Are?

Celebrities are talented, celebrities are rich, and more often than not, celebrities are confusingly beautiful. While we’re all fascinated by their skills on the stage and screen, there’s no avoiding the fact that we’re also totally transfixed by their million-dollar faces.

And one Photoshop mastermind who goes by the name of Gesichtermix is no different. This artist’s incredible celebrity face mashups are unreal. We’ve all seen shoddy attempts at the elusive celeb mashup, but these are seriously masterful. Before scrolling to the bottom of each photo, try to guess which two beautiful faces are at play.

Ewan McGregor and Colin Firth

Kevin Spacey and Robert De Niro

Taylor Swift and Emma Stone

Mike Myers and Henry Cavill

Benedict Cumberbatch and Christoph Waltz

Ben Affleck and Daniel Day-Lewis

Jennifer Lawrence and Claire Danes

Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson

John Travolta and Tom Cruise

Rihanna and Katy Perry

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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone

Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama

Robert Downey Jr. and Robbie Williams

Halle Berry and Jennifer Lopez

And last but certainly not least…

If you only got one of these, it was probably this. Poor Hillary.

(via My Modern Met)

How many did you get? They’re pretty amazing, right? Gesichtermix is the best, so be sure to keep up with these mashups on Instagram and Facebook!

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This Artist Does Something With Cereal I Didn’t Think Was Possible. It’s Both Impressive And Delicious.

Your parents probably told you not to play with your food. That’s sound advice for most people (especially if you’d like to eat in public without drawing stares). Thankfully, artist and photographer Sarah Rosado didn’t listen to her parents when they told her that food wasn’t meant to be played with. Instead of leaving her breakfast alone, she decided to honor some of her favorite celebrities by creating cereal portraits of them. You might not believe just now impressive these are.

This series is called “Celebrity Cereal Portrait.”

Sarah was inspired one morning while she was listening to music and eating breakfast.

Each of these detailed portraits takes about 5 hours to make.

First, she sketches out the celebrity.

Then, she crushes the cornflakes into various shapes and sizes.

She uses a pin to carefully shape the smaller areas, like the nose and mouth.

Move over, latte art.

There’s a new breakfast-themed art in town.

Sarah is a self-taught artist that has sought to challenge herself.

This cereal art is just another avenue that she can conquer.

If you’d like to see more of this New York artist’s work, check out her web page. Or, you can follow her on Instagram. She does so much more than just playing with her food (but that has to be my favorite project).

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A 16 Year Old Girl, Armed With A Pencil, Entered A Competition. The Result Blew My Mind.

You could say 16 year-old Shania McDonagh is good at drawing. You could also say that she is absolutely, mind-blowingly brilliant at it, too. She has entered the Texaco Children’s Art Competition before and won in different age categories, but this year she won the overall prize. She has been entering the competition for years, but this year everything was different. She submitted a work of art that’s stunning. You’ll understand why she took home first place.

Shania is wonderful young artist.

And THIS, a portrait entitled “Coleman,” is the stunning work of art that helped her win the first place award. No, it’s not a photograph.

She drew Coleman by hand, using only pencil.

Via Independent.ie and Irish Times The judging panel chairman said she is now established “as one of the most talented artists of her generation, and one whose skill could see her become one of Ireland’s foremost portrait artists of the future.” Her talent will leave your jaw on the floor. Share this incredible work of art with others by clicking below.

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