“Through my work I wish to remind ourselves of how we preconceive what is around and inside us. It is easy to passively turn to prepared information. Knowledge, ideas, and values are too often accepted without questioning.” –Kumi Yamashita’s , 1997
Absolutely amazing shadow art produced by Kumi YAMASHITA.
These beautiful silhouettes are created by simple objects and lighting only. Definitely not a simple planning, though… Really fascinating and therapeutic.
Feather, 2006 Akiru Municipal Medical Center, Tokyo Japan The wooden object on the wall, lit from below, casts a silhouette of a figure.
Lovers, 1999 Two silhouettes are connected together when lit
Constellation (Boy), 2007 Brads and Thread on Board
Building blocks 1977 exhibited at Boise Art Museum in Idaho. The building blocks of various widths on the wall, lit from the right, casts a silhouette of a woman.
Profile, 1994 Microsoft Art Collection The number and the alphabet blocks, lit from the left, cast a silhouette of a man’s profile.
Exclamation Point, 2003
The exclamation point casts a silhouette of a question