New York-based Japanese artist Kumi Yamashita has only made use of simple objects and light to create her incredible series of artwork.
In this series by Yamashita, aptly titled “Light & Shadow”, it’s the combination of the “material” and the “immaterial” that makes up the final piece. She carefully positions objects such as paper, cloth, aluminum plates, letters and numbers, and wooden building blocks against a single light source to form full body and profile shadows of humans.
Yamashita has been creating shadow art as early as 1994:
Here are a few more pieces from the “Light & Shadow” series:
I sculpt using light and shadow. I construct single or multiple objects and place them in relation to a single light source. The complete artwork is therefore comprised of both the material (the solid objects) and the immaterial (the light or shadow).