SHADOW PORTRAITS BY KUMI YAMASHITA
For the past twelve years, New York-based Japanese artist Kumi Yamashita has been experimenting with and manipulating different types of paper and flat surfaces to cast side profile shadows of various people.
Most recently depicting the silhouette of the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Yamashita claims to be able to represent the portrait of just about anyone (sick, right?). Aside from this, her works ranges from rubbing, warp and weft (textile) and even detailed fine art. It’s not every day we find a modern artist who’s work is constantly consistent with every piece just as good as the other. Love!