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