Artist Uses 64,000 Chopsticks To Create A Perfect Portrait Of Jackie Chan.

Red Hong Yi working on chopstick portrait of Jackie Chan.

In the same way that Yi is an innovator in art, Jackie Chan is the true world standard for martial arts stunt innovation, we can all learn from his creativity.


Red Hong Yi is a world renowned Malaysian artist-architect who “loves to paint, but not with a paint brush.” Red thoughtfully uses everyday materials as her medium of choice to capture her subjects. She’s completed works for brands such as AT&T and Unilever and was named Esquire Magazine’s 12 Brilliant Malaysians in 2013.

Choosing the right medium for her piece wasn’t easy. She eventually landed on chopsticks because Chan used them as weapons in his movies Fearless Hyena and Karate Kid and Chan, an environmentalist, would appreciate the sustainability of using recycled bamboo.

Here’s a cool fact about the design: In honor of Jackie’s 60th birthday, Red filled 60 chopstick holders with skewers and formed the Chinese word ‘long’ (dragon) because Jackie’s name means dragon in Chinese. Now that’s thoughtful and innovative!

Red Hong Yi's Chopstick Portrait of Jackie Chan

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