Light & Shadow Sculptures by Kumi Yamashita

Kumi Yamashita’s sculpts objects using light and shadow. In a special exhibition held at Chiang Kai Shek Memorial Hall in Taipei which culminates Yamashita’s 25 years of creation, the artist has yet again shown her prowess in using origami techniques, blocks of numbers of varying heights and lighting, to create sculpted shadows and silhouettes. Yamashita casts light on these objects to produce shadows and silhouettes of people and their faces.

日本藝術家山下工美(Kumi Yamashita)利用光線和陰影雕琢東西,在台北中正紀念堂介石廳舉辦的特展包括他創作25年的作品,藝術家展出了他摺紙的技巧,另外他向鋁塊、木塊、布和雕刻的木材投光,產生臉和身體的陰影和剪影。

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Fragments, 2009, 270 x 400 x 2 cm, cast resin, single light source, shadow (Photo courtesy of Kumi Yamashita) 

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Conversation, 1999, H150, W40, D40 cm, Styrene, motor, single light source, shadow (Photo courtesy of Kumi Yamashita) 

This exhibition also includes portraits of people made by sewing a single unbroken thread around thousands of small galvanized nails, and portraits of people made by stepping on sheets.

這個人物肖像的作品是山下工美用一條線完全不間斷繞著數以千計的小釘縫製而成。

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Yamashita also used origami techniques to reveal an unknown terrain. She folded this huge piece of polycarbonate paper and unfolded it, showing us different patterns. Guess how many square there are in this huge piece of paper?

山下工美也使用摺紙技術顯現出了一個未知的地形,她把這塊巨大的聚碳酸酯紙折疊起來,打開後展現出不同的花紋,猜猜看這張紙上有多少的正方形?
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On other folded pieces, she drew a picture of a man with his back on the viewer, an aeroplane, and a blimp, each character navigating an unknown vast and unfamiliar terrain.

另外,在折疊紙上劃了飛機、小飛鏢、背部轉向我們的男人,每個角色都在一個未知廣闊陌生的地形上。

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For more of Kumi Yamashita’s works, you can go to her website here and her Facebook page here.

山下工美的更多作品請參考她的Facebook頁面或他的網站

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