31 Days of Food Creativity
Malaysian Artist Hong Yi plays with her lunch for a month
Remember when your parents told you never to play with food? Malaysian Artist Hong Yi (Red) defies this rule with her recent photography series featuring her creative food artwork. Her works go beyond simple shapes as she constructs complex forms with chopped food. For almost ever day in the month, Hong Yi created an illustration from common, and at times more unfamiliar, items found ar the marketplace. Her parameters were simple: the image had to be comprised entirely of food and the only backdrop could be a white plate. Her series include a variety of illustrations, including landscapes, animals and pop culture figures. An innovative use of her medium is the illustration of a knight slaying the dragon created by painstakingly embedding dragonfruit seeds back into the flesh of the dragonfruit. She even pays homage to her home country with a sketch of the the twin towers in Kuala Lumpur using Nasi Lemak, a culturally significant dish, to illustrate it. This particular series has been covered by media and shared internationally. Check out more works from this series on Hong Yi’s Website and Instagram.
Images taken from Artist’s Website