kumi yamashita: constellation nail art
kumi yamashita: constellation nail art kumi yamashita: constellation nail art
may 01, 2013

kumi yamashita: constellation nail art

‘constellation’ nail art by kumi yamashitaall images courtesy kumi yamashita



kumi yamashita – constellation
scott white contemporary art, la jolla

april 20th to june 1st, 2013



created over a series of months, japanese artist kumi yamashita has crafted intricate portraits using individual unbroken sewing thread wrapped around a network of galvanized nails. developed as part of her constellation collection titled ‘mana #2’, the highly intricate multidimensional textures of the compositions bring out a realistic and almost organic quality to the faces.



the intricate portraits use individual unbroken sewing thread wrapped around a network of galvanized nails for its composition



the portrait is created over a series of months




  • astounding

    a new take on the Chuck Close thing

    dbkii says:
  • wow, some patience shown here….

    morgan says:
  • I love details…………….


    kosmadopou despina says:
  • nice…

    ernest says:
  • fantastic thank you…..

    fateme says:
  • Mind boggling and so tedious to do!

    sultony says:
  • Art is expressed in so many ways.
    The human face is wonderful because as a form it can be recreated in such differing ways.
    The way of the artist is so awesome!
    Way to go Kumi

    GebhartArt says:

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