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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.

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… Read more »

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