Silhouettes free-handed by Master Artist Keith Donaldson. @ Blue Cocoon, Cincinnati [6 August]

Silhouettes free-handed by Master Artist Keith Donaldson.

11:00 - 16:00

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Blue Cocoon
9361 Montgomery Rd, Ste G, Cincinnati 45242
Keith personally cuts each silhouette freehand using only a pair of surgical scissors and by simply looking at the subject's profile. He has cut silhouettes at Walt Disney World for many years and is considered to be one of the nation's most ACCURATE silhouette artists!

Children only need to sit for 3 minutes. It does not matter what the child wears for their sitting. All ages are welcome, from newborn to adult, including «wiggly» kids!

Silhouette Prices are as follows:

$40 per child — includes TWO matted (facing) copies
Additional charge for additional copies
$15 Oval Silhouette Frame
Please reserve your appointment ahead of time, walk-ins may not be able to be served.

Please be respectful and come if you have a time reserved. This event will sell out and we will have a list of people that want silhouettes if appt times open up due to cancellations.

Sunday, August 6th, 11 am — 4 pm

1-2 people can be done per appointment. If you have 3 or more people, please sign up for 2 appointments!

We will only be offering single silhouettes now as 90% of our customers prefer them.

CASH or CHECK payments are preferred to expedite appointments!

About Keith Donaldson

Silhouettes are considered the oldest art form in the world. Early cave drawings originated with shadows. The Chinese were cutting shadows even 4,000 years ago. But it was not until the 1780's that profile silhouettes seemed to make their debut in France, named after a French finance minister.

Silhouettes, or shadows seem to be almost archetypes. A silhouette is an icon that transcends all color, texture, and dimension. They not only catch our eye but also allow our mind the freedom to «fill in» the negative area. With the resurgence of old things becoming new again, silhouettes are becoming a much-coveted item once again.

Only when you have had a loved one's silhouette in your care can you really appreciate the growing sentimental value and timeless quality that is attached to what becomes an heirloom. Handmade silhouettes take on an emotional characteristic and smoothness that is lacking in digital representations. Dai Vernon, the famous magician who secured a living in cutting silhouettes is quoted as saying, «No photographic art can supplant the genius of the true artist in the interpretation of personality».

When you purchase a silhouette by a professional silhouette artist, you are also taking home a piece of history. Silhouettes have now become a «lost» art. There are, in my estimate, only a dozen or so accurate professional cutters in this country.
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