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Jaw-Dropping Portraits Made from Layered Pieces of Tulle

Artist Benjamin Shine recently completed an amazing installation at the Canberra Centre in Canberra, Australia, creating larger than life portraits using nothing but tulle.

Entitled The Dance, the installation is constructed from over 2,000 metres (6,560 ft) of tulle and each sculpture is created through a process of pleating, layering, compacting and hand-sewing the material into shape. The finished works are then brought to life through back lighting.

Tulle (English pronunciation: /tuːl/ tool) is a lightweight, very fine netting, which is often starched. It can be made of various fibres, including silk, nylon, and rayon. Tulle is most commonly used for veils, gowns (particularly wedding gowns), and ballet tutus. [source]

To see more artworks and product designs by Shine be sure to check out his website and Instagram.


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