Remarkable Portraits Made with a Single Sewing Thread Wrapped through Nails by Kumi Yamashita

Remarkable Portraits Made with a Single Sewing Thread Wrapped through Nails by Kumi Yamashita thread portraits

Remarkable Portraits Made with a Single Sewing Thread Wrapped through Nails by Kumi Yamashita thread portraits

Remarkable Portraits Made with a Single Sewing Thread Wrapped through Nails by Kumi Yamashita thread portraits

Remarkable Portraits Made with a Single Sewing Thread Wrapped through Nails by Kumi Yamashita thread portraits

Remarkable Portraits Made with a Single Sewing Thread Wrapped through Nails by Kumi Yamashita thread portraits

Constellation is an ongoing series of portraits by New York artist Kumi Yamashita known most prominently for her innovative light and shadow sculptures. Each image is constructed from a single unbroken black thread wound through a dense array of galvanized nails mounted on a painted white board, meaning that the darker areas within the portrait are formed solely from the density of the string. Colossal is no stranger to artworks created with thread and nails, but these are certainly some of the most impressive and intricate works I’ve ever seen made using this method.