Artist Creates Portrait of Jackie Chan with 64,000 Chopsticks (Video)


"Red" Hong Yi and her portrait of Jackie Chan rendered in chopsticks

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updated 04/11/2014 AT 04:30 PM EDT

originally published 04/10/2014 AT 10:00 AM EDT

Move over, Mona Lisa.

Chinese artist "Red" Hong Yi wished legendary martial artist, stuntman and actor Jackie Chan a happy 60th birthday on April 7 in a fairly unusual fashion: She made a portrait of him ... using 64,000 chopsticks.

Whether Chan will hurl himself through it in a hair-raising stunt remains to be seen.

The first part of the video references a scene in Chan's Fearless Hyena, where an exchange between teacher and student involving chopsticks gradually escalates to Chan-ian proportions.

The second part of the video shows Hong Yi constructing the portrait: She created it by hanging bundles of chopsticks – some containing dozens, some just a few – vertically from a large rack.

"I used disposable bamboo chopsticks to show that disposable materials can be reused and made into something else more meaningful and beautiful," Hong Yi explains on YouTube.

"I spent a month collecting these chopsticks from cafes, stalls and factories in Zhejiang and Beijing, then tying each of them up."

Hong Yi presented Chan with the portrait at a birthday concert in Beijing on April 7. Hopefully it lasts longer than the scenery in most of his films.

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