Instead of painting with paint, British artist Benjamin Shine creates his portraits with tulle — you know, that netting fabric that you see on various gowns or tutus. Shine takes a single piece of tulle and proceeds to pleat, iron, and manipulate it into these hauntingly realistic portraits full of light, shadow, and dimension.
Elizabeth Taylor (first image also)
The three-dimensional pieces show unbelievable likeness to the person they are meant to portray, despite the use of such a raw textile.
While not a portrait per se, the “Hands of Time” installation is made from over 50 meters (approx. 164 feet) of tulle. The detail created is unreal!
Hands of Time – in process
Hands of Time – close up
Hands of Time – detail
Hands of Time – side view
Sheikah – in process