ByAllanah Faherty, writer at Creators.co
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Allanah Faherty

The saying "to be afraid of your own shadow" doesn't apply to these talented artists who have manipulated every day objects to make extraordinary art.

To the untrained eye it may just look like a collection of garbage, coiled wire, building blocks or twisted metal, but when bathed in light these objects cast a shadow, and the resulting art piece is quite amazing.

Check out these cool shadow artworks:

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Building blocks of DNA

Am I the only one who immediately wants pull out their old building blocks and try this out!?

Made by Kumi Yamashita

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Relaxing with a glass of wine at the garbage dump

In the front it just looks like a couple of seagulls fighting over the best scraps at the garbage dump, but when bathed in light it's so much more!

Made by Shigeo Fukuda

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Two-Face

Ok, this just looks like a pile of twisted metal to me - how does hard and pointy metal even come close to looking like soft hair?!

Made by Tim Noble and Sue Webster

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Take a lead out of someone else's book

This is twisted genius!

Made by Larry Kagan

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Michael Jackson en pointe

Nailed it, right down to the hair strands!

made by Ed Jansen

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Bottle face

This is another great one that I would love to try, but would most likely just end up with a pile of bottles hanging from the ceiling.

Made by Rashad Alakbarov

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High-heeled woman

Where does all the detail come from?!

Made by Tim Noble and Sue Webster

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This is one interpretation of 'letterhead'

I wonder if I could make these out of the letter magnets on my fridge....

Made by Kumi Yamashita

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Beautiful sunset

This is seriously cool, not to mention that the pieces of plastic perspex are all in the shape of paper airplanes.

Made by Rashad Alakbarov

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Sunset Over Manhattan

This is some seriously cool use of tin cans and cigarette packs. The 'windows' in the cans were created by shooting the cans with air gun pellets!

Made by Tim Noble and Sue Webster

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Freedom

Straight lines out of curved wires? Incredible.

Made by Larry Kagan

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John Lewis, known for being the King of the Christmas ads, did a whole series of shadow artworks for their 2007 Christmas campaign, the results speak for themselves!

Made by John Lewis

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Two art works in one!

Managing to get not one, but two, shadow artworks out of one object... that must have taken so long!

Made by Triantafyllos Vaitsis

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The hanging motorbike

Right down to the spokes on the wheels and the tread on the tires, no detail is missed.

Made by Shigeo Fukuda

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Mary Poppins

Made using lots of carefully placed objects, the resulting shadow art is amazing, but I'm so nervous for those precariously placed glasses!

Made by Shigeo Fukuda

Poll

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