Fun and Creative Food Art by Hong Yi
Hong Yi, often goes by the nickname Red, is Malaysian artist-architect. Hong was born and raised in Malaysia, then studied in Australia, and studied a bit more in Holland. After graduating as a Master of Architecture, she took up an offer to work in Shanghai but secretly planned to stay for just a year. When she got there, she was blown away by the city and found herself drawn irresistibly to the country.
During the ’60s, at the start of the Cultural Revolution, Yi’s grandparents left Shanghai. Their departure from the culture and history rich city inspired her to learn more about her roots. While learning about Chinese history, Hong was begin painting portraits of iconic Chinese figures using everyday materials as her medium. In January 2012, she took a video of herself painting a portrait of