Kumi Yamashita’s Unbelievably Amazing Shadow People

For some reason, when I saw these images for the first time a few hours ago, the first thought that popped into my head was Ron Burgundy saying “by the beard of Zeus!”  These pieces below are just outstanding to me.  Kumi Yamashita has created many of these “shadow works” before – she is absolutely brilliant at painting with darkness.

Check these out – you have to see her work.  You have to see it.  You also have to check out Kumi’s portfolio.  Kumi, you blew me away.



City View:




That one is just freaky!  I love it!

A commenter left an image on the original poster’s site (thanks, My Modern Met!) with another very striking image, created by Kumi, too:


Thanks, Nicola Andrews, for bringing this to my attention!!!

Art with Shadows – Tim Noble and Sue Webster’s Trashy Shadows

Tim Noble and Sue Webster have created a series of pieces of art using garbage and light as the medium.  How do I mean?  Shadowplay.  Silhouette craziness.  Something that looks completely different in the light than it does in shadow  is how I mean.  Tim and Sue’s pieces have a spotlight shone on them, and the resulting images are displayed on the wall behind.

This series of works really gives food to the idea that “nothing is as it seems.”

Dark Stuff – 2008

dark stuff, 2008

Dirty White Trash (With Gulls) – 1998 – I especially like the touch of the seagulls in the lower center of the work.

dirty white trash

Real Life is Rubbish – 2002

life is rubbish

Check out more of Tim and Sue’s work hereThanks, Environmental Graffiti!