Japanese artist Kumi Yamashita uses various seemingly simple objects and some back light to create incredible shadow paintings. A large steel exclamation point, lit from right angle becomes a question mark, aluminum numbers add up to create a silhouette of a woman, bent aluminum sheets cast shadows that look like faces in profile – the possibilities seem endless!

“I sculpt shadow with light or sometimes light with shadow, but both function in essentially the same manner. I take objects and carve 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).”

Website: kumiyamashita.com

For more shadow art be sure to check these Shadow Paintings by Rashad Alakbarov.