Renowned Silhouette Artist Karl Johnson is returning to Portland for the 2nd year in a row! Karl will be creating hand cut silhouettes at area children’s stores. Each one only takes a minute or two. Karl’s work has been featured in over 30 magazines including “The O List in Oprah Magazine” and is currently being sold at Restoration Hardware B&C. He also has created thousands of silhouettes for many special people including celebrities Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Garner, Jennifer Lopez, Tom Cruise and more.
Karlʼs silhouettes are all hand cut, original works of art. Each one created live by simply looking at his subject matter and cutting out an exact likeness freehand with scissors. These are not computer generated-something hard to believe with the detail and precision that attends each piece.
Silhouette art is a rare craft that was handed down to him by his father when he was a young boy. One of the reasons his work is so exacting comes from being blind in one eye. Because he was born deprived of the binocular vision we all take for granted, he has learned to judge the distance of an object by examining their shadow and rendering images from them.
Each creation is extremely detailed and meant to become a treasured piece to be showcased in any part of the home. From children, couple silhouettes, to pets, to anything imaginable, nothing is out of reach of his scissors. Since the age of nine he has cut hundreds of thousands of images, and worked with both small scale portraits to large projects with big name designers.
You can see the details of his area tour here – please contact the store of your choice for a 5 minute appointment. All ages are welcome, even the squirmy ones!
We are thrilled to be giving away a 5×7 hand cut original silhouette portrait (value $25). Details below.
a Rafflecopter giveaway