What was the inspiration behind the Mark Zuckeberg Portrait?
On her website, Hong Yi explained that:
I spent some time in the States last month and before the trip, I thought I’d do a portrait of a recognisable American as a reminder of my trip to the States. I’ve been working on portraits of Chinese figures so far because I’m living in China and I thought it’d be a great way to learn more about the culture and people here through researching about them and utilising local materials to go about my art projects.
I was going to ask friends on Facebook to suggest a American I should paint – then I thought – hold on – Why not the creator (or co-creator!) of Facebook himself?! And what if I played around with the words ‘Face’ and ‘Book’? …oh wow…was I being PUNNY?!
How to Create a Mark Zuckerberg Facebook Portrait (Video)
Mark Zuckerberg FaceBook Portrait with its creative creator, Hong Yi
The Mark Zuckerberg Portrait was completed in 7 days using 36 books.
How awesome is that?!