Today’s pretty: Kumi Yamashita

I’m fascinated by talented people who create beautiful art in unorthodox ways. A while back, I posted a link to an artist who creates amazing architectural art simply by folding and creasing paper.

Now I’ve stumbled across another fascinating artistic concept. Kumi Yamashita creates portraits with just three everyday objects: a wood panel, small nails driven into it, and a single piece of sewing thread wound around them. And this is the result:

Image of artwork created by Kumi Yamashita

“Constellation – Mana”, artwork by Kumi Yamashita.

If you click through to the artist’s site, you can see a closeup image that gives you an idea of the intricacy of the work. It’s truly astonishing.

Constellation – Mana « Kumi Yamashita.