Monday, May 13, 2013

Aung San Suu Kyi Portrait with 2000 white flowers and red dye by Red Hong Yi

More photos and info of this project on my blog, HERE:

I've created a portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi with 2000 white carnations and 5 kilos of red dye to create her portrait. I cannot think of a more inspiring person alive than Aung San Suu Kyi, nor a more moving love story. 

I've used flowers to represent her because...well, have you noticed she's ALWAYS seen with flowers in her hair? Apparently, her father, General Aung San, used to tie flowers to ASSK's hair when she was a child, before he was assassinated. That could be a way of remembering him, and to show her femininity under all that stress and chaos she went through. Red represents love, passion, sacrifice and blood. This is the first time I'm using live objects - flowers - for my, like humans, eventually die. This piece celebrates this little time we have here on earth called life.

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BIG THANKS to these guys for helping me out with this project!

Directed and edited by:
Part 1: Charles Wong ,
Part 2: Eric Foo 

Production Team:
Vinoun Films

Camera equipment sponsor:
On On Camera
Lumix Station

Location Sponsor:
Sutera Harbour Resorts

Chowder (He's a Chow Chow + Alsatian mix :3)

...and big hugs to family and friends who came to help and support!

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