Artist Red Hong Yi is known for her work in unusual art mediums. Her latest work, 20,000 Seeds, is a giant incredible Ai Weiwei portrait of famed political artist. It is made from 20,000 expertly placed sunflower seeds.
Based in China, Red is inspired by her surroundings. She constantly scours wholesale markets for everyday objects to inspire her. Red use these materials as an allusion to globalization and mass production found in China and Asia.
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She artist was inspired by Ai Weiwei’s quote, “the seed is a household object but at the same time it is a revolutionary symbol.” The Chinese contemporary artist and activist has long been a symbol for challenging political systems. Thus, he was a natural fit as Red searched for a project to give her solace in this time of political oddity.