Origami Shadow Portraits by Kumi Yamashita

Origami Shadow Portraits by Kumi Yamashita

American Express teamed up with artist Kumi Yamashita to create a unique art for their Tribeca, New York office lobby. 22 employees were picked to participate and Yamashita then took pictures of them and formed these origami dents on construction paper pieces. Using a perfect light source and direction, the paper will eventually reveal shadows that looks like the actual faces.

Unfortunately, it’s not possible to see this artwork in person, because of building security, you can only view the artwork if you are an Amex employee or doing business with Amex. In other words, it’s not available to the general public. More of the artist’s work here.


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