Impressive Shadow Art

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Check out these brilliant shadow portraits by NYC artist Kumi Yamashita. Kumi creates her shadow art through precise placement of simple objects. I can just imagine these displayed in massive scale on some night lit city street.

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“I sculpt using light and shadow. I construct single or multiple objects and place them in relation to a single light source. The complete artwork is therefore comprised of both the material (the solid objects) and the immaterial (the light or shadow).” -Kumi Yamashita describing her creative process

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Derek Kimball

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