above: Constellation Mana (detail), 2011

Lesser known, but equally as impressive as her origami portraits, are her ongoing thread portraits. The Constellation series are portraits made by winding a single UNBROKEN black thread around nails hammered into a board to create the uncanny likeness of a face.

Constellation – Erik:, 2007, H46, W36, D3cm, Wood panel, brads, single sewing thread:
Constellation Mana, 2011, H40, W30, D3cm, Wood panel, brads, single sewing thread:
Kumi Yamashita Thread Portraits on if it's hip, it's hereConstellation – Cy, 2011, H46, W36, D2cm, Wood panel, brads, single sewing thread (Private collection):
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