Thursday, March 25, 2010

Shadow Art

I discovered the work of Japanese artist Kumi Yamashita yesterday. I love how original and creative the pieces she does are. Infact, i actually think they are incredible. The above photos show some shadow installations she did, the shadows are created entirely by the objects in the photo. For example the letters and number blocks in the 3rd picture cast a shadow of a man's face when lit with light from the left, and the children in the first pictures are formed by the shadow of a thin piece of wood lit from underneath. Very clever. She also does other amazing pieces such as making detailed portraits simply out of words or footprints.

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