Nails and Thread - Portraits by Kumi Yamashita

Nails and Thread – Portraits by Kumi Yamashita

Kumi Yamashita, previously featured on Urban Peek with her amazing shadow portraits, has new mind-blowing art done with one unbroken thread wrapped through thousands of nails. This series of portraits is called Constellation, each piece took the artist few month until completely finished.

1. Mana, 2011 – 40h x 30w cm

Recently this portrait was chosen as one of 50 finalists from over 3,000 participants for the Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition by Smithsonian Museum’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. The artwork is displayed in National Portrait Gallery until February 23, 2014.

2. Sachi, 2013 – 46h x 33w cm


3. Mana no. 2, 2013 – 39h x 30.5w cm


4. Cy, 2011 – 46h x 36w cm


5. Erik, 2007 – 46h x 36w cm

 SEE ALSO: Large-Scale Photorealistic Family Portraits

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