Sock Portrait

Not long ago we posted a story about artist Hong Yi’s Coffee Stain Portrait of Jay Chou. Well, she’s finished a new project and it’s just as amazing as the last.

This portrait of famous Chinese Film Director, Zhang Yimou was made with bamboo sticks, pins, and socks. (<–I know you love that oxford comma).  

Yi (a.k.a. RED) says she was inspired by an old residental alleyway where she saw bamboo sticks poking out of windows with laundry hanging onto them, waving in the air. For her, the beauty was in seeing something so traditional in a modern, pumping city like Shanghi.

And because many of Zhang’s movies (House of Flying Daggers, Hero, art director for Beijing Olympics) highlight the beauty of the Chinese culture through the use of bamboo fields, and traditional dress, she choose her materials accordingly.

*Hong Yi’s website

*For more on the project, visit Oh I see Red!, where we picked up this great story.

Shanghi - Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1948

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s website:

In December 1948, Life magazine sent Cartier-Bresson to China to document the turbulent transition from Kuomintang to Communist rule. This photograph captures the pandemonium incited by the currency crash of that month, when the value of paper money plummeted and the Kuomintang decided to distribute forty grams of gold per person. Thousands waited in line for hours as the police made only a token gesture toward maintaining order, resulting in ten deaths by suffocation. Cartier-Bresson deftly captured the desperation and claustrophobia of the scene by compressing the mass of people within a tight frame as they propelled themselves toward the bank building just beyond the right edge of the picture.


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