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Portrait Made of 750 Pairs of Socks

Shanghai-based artist Hong Yi, also known as Red, used 750 pair of socks to create a rather unusual sock portrait of famous Chinese film director Zhang Yimou. Yi, which is famous for her Coffee Stain Portrait, spent over three weeks on the project and used black, white and grey socks.

Describing her inspiration, the artist said: “When I first moved to Shanghai, I stumbled upon an old residential alleyway and saw bamboo sticks poking out of windows with laundry hanging onto them, waving in the air. To me, that was incredibly beautiful. And the amazing thing is seeing something so traditional in a modern, pumping city like Shanghai“

“I ended up using 750 pairs of socks because shirts were too big and expensive, plus I found an interesting way to pin the socks together, creating a diamond-shaped piece of skin.”

Natalie Irish Paints With Her Lips

A Houston based multi-media artist Natalie Irish creates beautiful portraits in a way that probably no one ever has before – she paints with her lips.

By varying the pressure of her kisses on the canvas she is able to create astonishing paintings which many of us couldn’t draw with a whole bunch of painting tools. Below are some images and a video showing her work process, creating portrait of Marilyn Monroe.

There are rumors that she has been creating works of art since in utero. Following her birth, Natalie Irish quickly began to shock and amaze every entity with her astonishing artwork of all conceivable mediums and dominate all competitions of the arts.