"Building Blocks", 1997

Kumi Yamashita (山下 工美, Yamashita Kumi) is a New York City–based Japanese artist.She was born in Japan and currently lives in New York City. Yamashma,a received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1994 from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, Washington and completed her Master of Fine Arts in 1999 from Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, Scotland.The artist is best known for her light and shadow sculptures constructed from everyday objects. Constellation Mana is from a series of portraits called "Constellation". Each of the works in this series is created by winding a single black thread around galvanized brads on a white board. The dark areas are produced solely by densely wound and overlapping thread. This technique is seen in the enlarged photograph of Constellation Mana.

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