THIS IS A QUESTION I hear a lot. The answer is “not quite…”. Silhouette cutting does occupy a tiny niche in the world of art, but I’m not quite the only one.
Art as Entertainment
How to use a silhouettist at a corporate event. Charles has appeared at many events from awards dinners and product launches to conference stands and the staff Christmas party. These also appear on the corporate events carousel.
AS LOCKDOWN comes to an end it may soon be possible to host events again. Some clients are asking how I can maintain social distancing whilst cutting a silhouette. I’ll answer this with a short story.
YOU MIGHT ASSUME that the market for guest speakers on silhouettes would occupy the tiniest of niches in a niche of the already niche market for speaker about art! Yet silhouettes touch a deep nerve in all of us.
ONE OF THE FREEDOMS in working at corporate events is the chance to make silhouette caricatures. I really love these lively and ridiculous cuttings. With their large heads and tiny bodies they poke fun at the guests but never cause offence.
I’VE ALWAYS LOVED offering silhouette workshops. I’m aware that “having a go” an be a daunting prospect, particularly if you can’t draw. Yet if I put a pair of scissors in your hand the results may surprise you.