Playing with light and shadows

by | Friday, January 23, 2009

Stumbled upon the creative work of Kumiya Mashita. It is amazing just how much can be created with just light and shadows. Just brilliant. Here are some examples:

Topics related to this post: Art | Creativity | Design | Fun | Puzzles | Representation

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