Video: Artist RED (Hong Yi) recreates Adele’s Song “Set Fire to the Rain”



RED, otherwise known as Hong Yi is an awesome British visual artist that created a candle wax-based painting of Adele for her latest project.

She describes her new project as follows:

“I’m doing a 4 part project involving the 4 basic elements: fire, water, wind and earth.

So for fire, I chose to do Adeele’s portrait. Her song “Set Fire To The Rain” inspired me to use candles and fire as my painting materials. But, why?

To me, Adele was probably singing about the pains of a lost relationship. Rain may be a metaphor for her tears she cried, and she is setting fire to it to burn and destroy her pain. I’ve used blue candles to represent tears, and by setting fire to them, they melt and flow into each other, forming a portrait of Adele.”

Artist Red (Hong Yi) recreates Adele's Song Set Fire to the Rain


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