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Benjamin Shine’s tulle portraits are nothing short of extraordinary. The young designer graduated from London’s Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design. From the Canberra Times article on the designer:
The idea for making portraits out of a single piece of tulle came to him while he was using the fabric for his woven images, ripping it to pieces and weaving it into artwork. One day, his eye fell on a stray piece of tulle that had folds in it, creating light and dark tones. “I saw those tones and I’m very conscious of any medium that can provide tonal variation. If you can find a material that does that, it’s an open door to a new technique,” he says. “I thought, ‘Oh my god, there’s three, four, five, six, there’s 10 tones. I just grabbed the bit of black tulle I had and just went for it.”
This work is stunning, as you can see in this video of one of his installations: