Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Silhouette Art Makes A Cutting-Edge Comeback

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Silhouette art is making a comeback thanks to today’s cutting-edge technology.

The art form, where paper cutouts of a person’s profile are made using small scissors, was popular in the 18th century because it was cheap and cameras hadn’t been invented yet.

Now silhouettes are everywhere, and according to silhouette artist Karl Johnson, the paper people are finding a cool, hip audience.

He says, “You can thank Apple with their iPod campaign. It’s made silhouettes really hot right now. It’s the pendulum effect where what’s old becomes new again.”

But there’s more to this paper trail than just pint-sized profiles.

Johnson, who creates pieces through his website cutarts.com, says many people get sexy and scandalous with their silhouettes.

Johnson says, “One couple sent a photo of themselves doing it to have made into a silhouette. I’ve also done nudes for folks.”

But despite having to make the awkward cutouts of people’s private parts, Johnson says he’s a cut above the competition.

He explains, “I really enjoy the opportunity to be challenged artistically. I’ll do whatever someone wants me to do.”

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