Saturday, September 5, 2015
Authentic silhouette artists are an extinct breed! Cindi Harwood is revising the art!
Silhouete artist Cindi Rose happened upon the art of silhouette cutting freehand, while drawing portraits for a Disney art company. She saw a unique hand-profile cutting artist and did not think his skills were as expert as they could be. The teen took to his surgical scissors and tiny, thin, paper and gave it a try. The park manager was so impressed, teen-aged Cindi was offered the spot as the "official silhouette artist!" At that time, nearly 40 years ago, there were only 13 silhouette artists known in the world. Today, there are 38 to 58 of which Cindi Harwood Rose is recognized as the leading and best silhouette artist. Her name is featured in The Guild of Papercutters and Wikipedia, and she holds the world-record in speed. The history of silhouettes (last example which is not Cindi's work) comes from the Victorian era. Harwood Rose is popular at business conventions, holiday parties, children's stores, schools, and silhouette fund-raisers and especially at weddings. She works in New York City, Houston, Dallas, Austin, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver, and Aspen. Cindi often works around the USA for Presidential homes and to give speeches on the history of silhouette art. Her work in speed and accuracy is unmatched. She also donates her time to children's hospitals to make the children feel happy, and to give the family a gift. For more information see http://www.silhouettesbycindi.com of the