Kumi Yamashita - Design Bureau

Kumi Yamashita

Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Since the early '90s, Kumi Yamashita, a New York-based Japanese artist, has created shadow art by casting light on a grouping of objects, or, in some cases, a single object. Depending upon the distance and the angle of the light, as well as the shape of of the object, shadows can take the shape of almost anything—though Yamashita primarily creates life-like human shadows. In her profile pieces, letterforms comprise a face, with a "J" making the curve of the nose, and a "W" adding texture to the hair. Immediately accessible for kids and adults alike, and capable of innumerable configurations, Yamashita's stunning shadow art just scratches the surface of what's possible. via Toxel

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