Red is an art creator, architect and street artist. Her basic idea is to create art with the unusual instruments; instead of paintbrushes and watercolour she uses coffecups and old socks. Her influence comes from all over the globe, since she's been discovering and living in both Malaysia, were she's originally from, Australia, and presently Shanghai.
Coffe stain Potrait
Continuously mentioned in the press is Red's stunning coffee ring stain portrait of Taiwanese musician Jay Chou. The sepia-toned painting took Red 12 hours to make, with a coffecup as only medium. The idea was inspired from opening line in Joy Chou's song Secret, about lifting up a coffee cup off the saucer.
As the process went on, Red discovered it was more than sleight of hand that played a resolving part. Depending on the level of concentration in the coffee, the stains displayed either too black and resisting, or too weak and fading.
The final result shows the fantastic entirety of displaying many, imperfect and individual rings.
To read more about this project, click here.
Togheter with Chao Sun and Aleksay Golbraikh, Red participated in eVolo Magazines annual skyscraper competition. The concept of the competition is to investigate and challenging the nature's standalone law, integration between lack of space and environmental issues in crowded cities and areas.
For Red and her team, the project resulted in a porous tower, where relations and connections within the building were drawn both vertically and horizontally.
To see all imgaes of this project, click here.
Encouraging bike tags
Distinctive thoughts always hits the mind when returning to particular places. The project bike tagging came as a result of Red's actions when returning from Shanghai to Melbourne. Melbourne has, exactly like Barcelona, implemented a city-wide bike hire scheme, boosting citizens to cycle as a convenient and sustainable alternative. After returning, she saw a silent, slow-paced and well-managed city and decided to encourage it even further.
Red then made handwritten, little notes to put on random bikes all over town, expressing her joy and gratitude to people's choise of transport.