New Portraits by Kumi Yamashita Made with Nails, Thread, and Denim

New Portraits by Kumi Yamashita Made with Nails, Thread, and Denim  thread textiles portraits nails denim

New Portraits by Kumi Yamashita Made with Nails, Thread, and Denim  thread textiles portraits nails denim

New Portraits by Kumi Yamashita Made with Nails, Thread, and Denim  thread textiles portraits nails denim

New Portraits by Kumi Yamashita Made with Nails, Thread, and Denim  thread textiles portraits nails denim

New Portraits by Kumi Yamashita Made with Nails, Thread, and Denim  thread textiles portraits nails denim

New Portraits by Kumi Yamashita Made with Nails, Thread, and Denim  thread textiles portraits nails denim

Two new portraits this morning from one of my favorite artists Kumi Yamashita (previously). The first one is part of her Constellation series titled Mana #2. The portrait is made from a single unbroken sewing thread wrapped through a dense network of galvanized nails, a process that takes several months. The second artwork, Mother #2, is part of her ongoing Warp and Weft series where Yamashita works with a panel of black denim and then meticulously cuts threads from the fabric to form an image. If you happen to be in California, both works will be in a group show from April 20th through June 1st, 2013 at Scott White Contemporary Art in La Jolla. You can also now follow the artist over on Facebook.