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Portraits Made by Wrapping a Single Thread Around Nails by Kumi Yamashita

Japanese artist Kumi Yamashita, known for her innovative light and shadow portraits, is back with yet another astounding creation. In the ongoing series titled Constellation, the artist constructed 30 cm by 40 cm portraits by taking a single unbroken black sewing thread and wrapping it through a dense mesh of nails mounted on a white wooden board creating a near-photographic image of her subject. For darker areas in the portraits, the artist increases the density of her web, or the number of times the thread is wound around each nail, that same way that shading is achieved with an ink pen by cross-hatching. The amount of planning that must have gone for each portrait must be insane.

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[via This Is Colossal]

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