Monday, 11 April 2011


I work away at my new passion, watercolours.  Trying to be as loose as possible.  My caricatures have also been executed in a loose style for years.  There is another art that I am deeply involved in.  An art that is so removed from my usual loose style.  Cutting silhouettes is a very exact art.  These profiles are cut freehand from black paper in about two minutes.  I do walkabout at corporate events or weddings, cutting silhouettes on the move.  Sometimes it becomes difficult, especially in low light function rooms.  It is also quite tricky in crowded areas.  I haven't stabbed anyone yet though.
This silhouette is of my daughter.  I mounted it between two pieces of glass.  This allows a shadow to fall on to the white background.  What is achieved is a floating profile.  Still not getting enough gigs doing this.  People are generally ignorant of this French art, but when they see it they love it.

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