birds of a petal

Known for her numerous art projects where images are created using numerous objects, artist Red Hong Yi has begun a new series of birds made with flower petals and leaves encouraging both herself and those who look at her art to rediscover their surroundings. Following her ‘31 days of creativity with food series‘ the Malaysian artist/architect has developed a collection of images in which she creates 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 via her Instagram.

peacock made from butterfly pea flowers, bottlebrush leaves, coconut leaf sticks, alamandas / trumpet flowers

rooster made from gerberas and leaves

parrot made from butterfly peas and gerberas

kingfisher made of gerberas, butterfly peas and purple shamrocks

hornbill made of chrysanthemums, gerberas and purple shamrocks

flamingos made from pink gerberas and twigs


northern cardinal made of red gerberas and deep purple chrysanthemums with dill

the making of the northern cardinal

[via Colossal]

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