She likes to paint. But not with a paintbrush.
Hong Yi, who goes by the nickname ‘Red’, is a Malaysian artist-architect. She was given the nickname because her name, Hong, sounds like the word ‘red’ in Mandarin.
As an artist, Red uses many mediums that you wouldn’t normally associate with art. Sunflower seeds. Coffee stains. She’s even famously used a basketball instead of a paintbrush to create unparallelled artwork.
But it’s Red’s work with food that is blowing my mind. Not only is it unbelievable to see but perhaps we, as parents, could take a page out of Red’s art book and not only let our kids play with their food a bit, but serve them nutritious meals with an eye toward edible creations. Might make meal time a little more pleasant?
Take a look at 20 of Red’s artistic food creations!
All photos used with permission from Red Hong Yi.
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