Hong Yi, aka “Red“, is a Malaysian artist-architect who was commissioned to work on an art piece for Jackie Chan’s 60th birthday. She spent a month collecting 64,000 chopsticks, in Zhejiang and in Beijing. She tied them into different bundle sizes with strings, and then hung them on a steel frame. The installation is best viewed from the front, where the portrait is most visible. Make sure to watch the video below.
“Chineasy”is a project by London author ShaoLan Hsueh and graphic artist Noma Bar designed to provide a simple way to learn Chinese by combining the characters themselves with illustrations. Chineasy represents a return for ShaoLan to her artistic upbringing and is many ways also an arts project. This project is the culmination of her life’s journey through the East and West.
ShaoLan is now writing her second Chineasy book, to be published in autumn 2014.