Thread Portraits by Kumi Yamashita

Artist Kumi Yamashita, who lives and works in New York, creates impressive thread portraits. Each portrait 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. The series of portraits is called Constellations. If you like Yamashita’s work, check out also the works of Debbie Smyth and Seung Mo Park.

All images © Kumi Yamashita (via)