ADELE portrait by RED (Hong Yi)
What inspired me?
I'm doing a 4 part project involving the 4 basic elements: fire, water, wind and earth.
So for FIRE, I chose to do ADELE'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 pain 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 - "Watched it pour as I touched your face..." - and they form a portrait of ADELE.
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Cover of Adele's Set Fire to the Rain by the talented Sara Niemietz...check out her channel!
BIG THANKS to Sarah Chen's production team for the video, and Hinok Cai for editting it! :)
Video shot at HASSELL, the architecture company I work for.