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Portrait and caricature silhouettes bu Inger Eidem

Portraits and Caricatures by Inger Eidem

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.

Wait, what?! Is that even possible? I thought they must be hallucinating.

A wedding proposal

A wedding proposal in caricature

WHILE CUTTING caricature silhouettes at a student ball a couple of weeks ago I received a strange request. On of the students was planning to make a wedding proposal to his girlfriend that evening, and was looking for an original way to do it. Seeing me in action, he asked me to cut a silhouette of them both while he did so. Here is the result.

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