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.