Silhouettes – portraits cut out of black paper and mounted onto contrasting (usually white) paper – first came into fashion in the mid 1700s. Before the invention of photography, silhouettes were a quick and inexpensive way to record a person’s image in profile, and so they became quite popular. By the late 1800s, silhouettes gave way to photography as the most popular way to have one’s portrait made. It is increasingly difficult to find a skilled silhouette artist who can produce these wonderfully unique portraits.
We at Bull City Craft feel lucky to have booked professional silhouette artist Zachary Murray to visit the store and cut silhouette portraits for you and your family! Silhouettes make delightful gifts – or you can keep the silhouette for yourself to decorate your own home! Why decide? After the first $25 silhouette, copies of the same image are $10 apiece. You can keep one, and give one or more as gifts!
Zachary has been professionally cutting freehand silhouette portraits for the past eight years. We are sure that you will be as delighted with your silhouette as we have been with his work in the past!
Zachary Murray will be in the store on Saturday, November 24 from 10am until 5pm. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity! Call the store at 919-419-0800, or e-mail us at Bull City Craft so that you can reserve a time to have Zachary cut silhouettes for you and your family!