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

This is Hong Yi, known as “Red.”

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Red is both an artist and an architect.

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

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She decided to make a portrait…

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But it was unlike any you have ever seen before.

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It was made entirely out of chopsticks.

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Jackie had always been supportive of her work.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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