A modern-day silhouettist tells his story. Charles Burns writes about his explorations into the art and history of silhouette. His mission is to bring this often-overlooked art to a wider, appreciative audience.
Today, the making of silhouettes is synonymous with paper cutting. However, this was not always so. Silhouettists of the past were intent on the capturing of shadows, the medium was secondary to this end. (more…)