June 22, 2012
Single Thread Portraits — Kumi Yamashita
"Each image 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."
June 22, 2012 at 04:01 PM | Permalink
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I don't find it disturbing at all. I find the depth of the artist's talent quite interesting where there is a two-fold or two-tier translation of the subject in the mind of the artist. Tier 1 being the placement of the nails and tier 2 the path of the thread.
I see no problems with broken thread. The artist undoubtedly has to restart from time to time (either from a break or from the end of a spool) and simply ending one thread at nail X followed by starting the new thread at the same nail would (and, does) give the impression of an unbroken line.
Posted by: 6.02*10^23 | Jun 23, 2012 4:28:28 PM
Yeah, I think I agree with Becs - amazing but kind of disturbing.
The network of string kind of resembles crazing & makes the portraits look a little like Satsuma ware.
Posted by: Flautist | Jun 22, 2012 6:25:37 PM
It's brilliant but a little creepily OCD. Does the artist start over if the thread breaks?
Posted by: Becs | Jun 22, 2012 4:43:57 PM
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