You’ve likely never wondered how many chopsticks it would take to make an accurate Jackie Chan—and now you don’t have to. Artist “Red” Hong Yi did it for you, making a portrait of the Hong Kong action star’s face. Made of 64,000 chopsticks, the portrait uses bundles of chopsticks, varying in numbers and therefore size, to control the weight of what would otherwise be strokes throughout.
“I’m inspired by human diversity and the nuances of the human experience, and hopes her work will continue to allow her to share with and learn from different people and cultures.”
It’s quite, and strangely, fitting for a movie star now living in Shanghai to be fashioned into artwork of Chinese utensils. “Red” Hong Yi is there now too, having moved there for a career in architecture after
After graduating with Master in Architecture from the University of Melbourne, the award-winning artist moved to Shanghai, a city once home to her father and grandparents, and “fell in love with the city’s chaotic charm.”
See the unique masterwork below.