Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Elvis Presley Silhouette

Kind of addicted to these crumpled banknote silhouettes.  This one, created recently, is a silhouette profile of Elvis created from a crumpled 50€ banknote.

I have always been a big fan of Elvis from as far back as I can remember.  I have lost count of the number of drawings and paintings I have done of the King of Rock n Roll.
This depiction is unique.  I could never have foreseen me doing this years ago.  Silhouette images have been a passion of mine for some time now.  I enjoy the silhouette cutting jobs that come my way, but this new angle is also exciting.

I am sure that other ideas for recording silhouette profiles will come along soon.  Handshadowgraphy is another interesting representation of projecting silhouettes using hands and a single light source.   It is an amazing form of art which brings movement into the art form too.

I can thoroughly recommend New York artist, Kumi Yamashita.  She does amazing work with light and shadow, as well as other art forms.  You can see her work by clicking HERE


  1. Fascinating art form Brian. Thanks for the link to Kumi. It must take a lot of patience and precision.

  2. Thanks Laura. Yes it is exciting stuff. Would love to try the wall projections. Just have to figure out how to do them.


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