6.30.2007

Custom Silhouettes

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I have been trying to come up with some ideas for a little Bailey memorial. Sifting through old black and white negatives wasn't what I had in mind..but rather something a bit more special.

I like the idea of silhouettes, b/c they are simple and classic and something that I can hand down to my daughter.

So, then there is question of digital art or classic paper cut art.

I have this recent profile that I took just for the purpose:



The first option is All Pop Art, which is computer generated. I could get a 16 x 20 stretched canvas piece for about $120 with a off white/black color scheme:



examples:




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The second option would be Cut Arts, which is fantastic. I could get an 11 x 14 for $75.00, unframed.

The site states, "Each Silhouette is cut out entirely freehand. Karl simply looks at the subject's profile (whether in person or from a photograph) and starts cutting their exact likeness out of black paper. Each Silhouette is an original, one of a kind work of art, signed by the artist."



examples:





I really like the idea that these are hand cut and signed by the artist.
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Anyway, I think both places are really neat and though I would pass along the info!
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3 comments:

katherine said...

i think this is such a beautiful idea and a great way to remember a loved pet, the paper version reallyappeals to me most because it's such a classic technique and shows real craftsmanship. whichever you choose it's such a sweet idea and i'm sure it will look beautiful :)

Anabela said...

What a wonderful way to memorialize a beloved pet. Whichever you choose, it will be great; what a strong profile!

Karl Johnson said...

Thanks for telling your readers about our website www.cutarts.com. As you mentioned, Karl's silhouettes are all cut free hand in the traditional way and not done on a computer.

Thanks!
Lauren