exotic birds rendered in flower petals by red hong yi
kingfisher made of gerberas, butterfly peas and purple shamrocks
red hong yi uses mundane materials as her medium to inform her work, encouraging both herself and those who look at her art to rediscover their surroundings. following her ’31 days of creativity with food series’ which designboom covered here, the malaysian artist / architect has developed a collection of images in which she depicts exotic birds rendered in flower petals (mostly those of gerbera flowers), herbs and twigs. each month, red hong yi selects a new material for experimentation and in the ‘flower-bird’ compilation, she carefully layers the delicate pieces on top of each other to create the portraits, extensively documenting her practice through instagram.
parrot made from butterfly peas and gerberas
flamingos made from pink gerberas and twigs
dodo made from white, pink and orange chrysanthemum flowers
peacock made from butterfly pea flowers, bottlebrush leaves, coconut leaf sticks, alamandas / trumpet flowers
hornbill made of chrysanthemums, germeras and purple shamrocks