Illusions of shadow and light by Kumi Yamashita

Something will appear
at the edge of this square.

Enjoy the gradual revelation of one of artist Kumi Yamashita's works, called Fragments.

"Fragments" consists of 
40 colored resin tiles.

When Ms. Yamashita was in New Mexico 
in 2008, she met many people.

They were of different 
backgrounds and ethnicities.

With her art, Ms. Yamashita  
created a testament and 
celebration of their lives.

Kumi Yamashita:
"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)."
I altered the earlier images so all you saw was the panels. Here they are, uncropped. Each panel depicts the silhouette of a real person.

Fragments is in the permanent collection of the 
New Mexico History Museum, Santa Fe, USA.

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