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portrait by Kumi Yamashita Single thread, thousand nails. A million pieces make up the big picture of who a person is

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Unbelievable portraiture made from a single thread

The “Constellation” portraits by Kumi Yamashita use only three materials: a solid white wooden panel, galvanized nails, and a single piece of sewing thread. It is through the density of the thread woven between the nails that the gradients of the portrait develop.

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Raised garden beds have many advantages, ranging from saving wear and tear on your back to giving your plants better air circulation and more sunlight. However, you don’t have to nail lengths of lumber together to make a raised garden bed. Some of the most attractive, easy-to-use raised beds are made from containers—and among the most versatile containers are galvanized steel troughs designed to hold water for farm animals. If you don’t want to spring for the cost of a new trough, check your…

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED Hammer / Saw / Shovel / Wire cutters Tape measure / 4 4-foot 2-by-10′s / 16d galvanized nails / 2 6-foot 2-by-4′s 4-foot 2-by-4 / 49 feet of 12-gauge galvanized wire, cut into 7 7-foot lengths / 8

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Japanese artist Kumi Yamashita creates mind-boggling portraits by wrapping a single UNBROKEN black thread around galvanized nails, on a clear white board.

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galvanized table top found on the ground at the salvage yard paired with a heavy brown cafe table base and finished the edges with galvanized roofing nails

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Kumi Yamashita. Amazing artist, portrait made from a single thread wrapped around thousands of nails.

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