Artist Emil Lukas’ colorful gradient-laden pieces are surprisingly not detailed paintings, but beautiful works of art made with thread! The artist transforms ordinary materials such as thread and string into soft lines and fields of color. The resulting works appear as if there are delicate shadows edging the planes. The crossing threads have a glowing effect, as if a spotlight is being shone on the center of each piece. Lukas builds up threads to create more colorful pieces, while some use very little, creating stark images with thick shadows in the corners. The network of rainbow threads can be seen built up around the piece’s edges, as it heads to the back of the picture to be fastened into place.