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THE ADELAIDE GALLERY is more famous for its innovations in Daguerreotype than for silhouette cutting. Nevertheless, a number of silhouettists seem to have worked there. The London gallery was active in the mid nineteenth century.
AS AN ARTIST interested in science I’ve always been fascinated by symmetry. As a silhouettist I rely completely on symmetry, my art would literally not exist without ti. I’d like to share some of that fascination by exploring a certain weird symmetry which infuses our lives. .
WHEN WORKING as a wedding artist I aim to provide a deluxe, boutique service. There are many ways to present silhouettes at events, but I recommend this wedding package which includes all the extras I feel work best at weddings and which people most often ask for.
CUTTING a full-length silhouette of a bride, live on her wedding day, is always a heart-stopping moment. There’s the bride, surrounded by her closest family and friends on her big day. What could possibly go wrong?
I HEARD ABOUT Inger Eidem long before I knew her name. Whilst cutting silhouettes at events I’d occasionally meet people who’d tell me about silhouettes they had done in their childhood. Apparently the artist cut through two pieces of paper at the same time, one of which became a portrait and the other a caricature.