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Red Hong Yi creates seven Star Wars shadow art pieces

The Malaysian-born artist brings Chewbacca, Master Yoda and more to life using feathers, leaves and chocolate cookies

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 18 Dec 2015

Video: Red Hongyi

Red Hong Yi could not resist the Force as she chose to celebrate the new Star Wars film by creating shadow art using various materials. The Sabah-born artist took to Instagram to introduce the Star Wars Shadow Art series, which started five days ago.

"I'm posting 7 shadow art pieces created by casting one single light source onto objects made of different textures and materials," she wrote. Her first piece, the iconic "Star Wars" logo, was made out of chocolate cookies with rainbow sprinkles.

The second piece in the series is a Princess Leia silhouette, shaped from slices of Red's own jeans and some flowers glued onto wires. The third one resembles Master Yoda, made out of leaves and twigs. The next is Chewbacca, the franchise's beloved Wookie, whose furry face was projected using colourful feathers.

The series also includes a Stormtrooper made out of white cotton, R2-D2 made out of a computer graphic card and Darth Vader, who used up a fair bit of aluminium foil (totally worth it).

Watch the compilation video to see the entire series. The Force is definitely strong with this one!

Related: How I do it: Red Hong Yi
Related: Man Chien's Wearable Art exhibition
Related: Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong is offering an artsy stay package


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