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Ed Hong Yi uses mundane materials as her medium to inform her work, encouraging both herself and those who look at her art to rediscover the beauty of their surroundings. 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),twigs and herbs. Each month, Red Hong Yi selects a new material to experiment with and in the “flower-bird” series, she carefully layers the delicate pieces on top of each other to create the portraits. You can watch her daily practice through Instagram, too.

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