Portraits and figures constructed from folded fabric by Benjamin Shine

More than 2000 meters of tulle went into creating Benjamin Shine’s art installation at the Canberra Centre in Australia. Titled The Dance, the works feature male and female portraits and a series of dancers. The fabric is hung from the ceiling so that wisps of color seemingly flow downward. Meanwhile, the back-lighting of the wall illuminates the artwork from behind.

“This series of tulle works is trying to capture the energy of the dance,” Shine said in a video showing his process. “Through the colors combining and converging together, that energy is manifesting momentarily. . . It’s this idea that through creativity, we are formed, and then we go on to create things, and dance represents that.” [h/t mymodernmet.com]Portraits and figures constructed from folded fabric by Benjamin Shine benjaminshine2 Portraits and figures constructed from folded fabric by Benjamin Shine benjaminshine4 Portraits and figures constructed from folded fabric by Benjamin Shine benjaminshine6 benjaminshine7 benjaminshine8 benjaminshine9 benjaminshine10