Monday, April 26, 2010

Cindi's Silhouettes from Astroworld

Modern Silhouettes by Cindi from 1969, shows fashions of times, captures history.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Patricia Arquette at Give Love Haiti Benefit in Houston

A Modern Silhouette by Cindi of Patricia Arquette was done for Silhouettes for Survivors of Haiti at Give Love Haiti, Houston, where Patricia and architect, Christopher Robertson, shared their passion to provide immediate and permanent shelter to withstand future natural disasters. This group rebuilds communities making container houses made from refurbished shipping containers that have been sourced within the Dominican Republic.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Cindi Rose at Fundamentally Toys in Time for Mother's Day

Modern Silhouettes by Cindi at Fundamentally Toys
In Time for Mother's Day

Silhouettes by Cindi are contemporary and timeless. A hand-cut "shade" from a real silhouette artist is a perfect gift. These are suitable for 5 x 7 frames, and are done freehand, without a sketch, light, or shadow, just from looking and cutting with surgical scissors. Silhouettes by Cindi will be at Fundamentally Toys at 1963 West Gray, May 1 and 2, by appointment, and BB1 Classic Uptown Park, May 6, to benefit the Rose Ribbon Foundation. Silhouettes are $40 a person, and extra copies are $10. For more information contact

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Physionotrace Workshop

Before photography, silhouettes captured styles of the era, as well as moments in time. It was hard to find a master at the hand-cut silhouette. The physionotrace machine was used-- it captured the shadow, and reduced it. Augustin Edouart was appalled by it, and the incorrect images it produced by individuals who did not know how to draw with scissors. He took a scissors, and cut out a perfect silhouette. He became the most prolific silhouette artist in the 19th century.
However, this incredible apparatus paved the way to capturing light and shadow. Rochester New York's prestigious International Museum of Photography will have an exhibit and workshop in late June covering camera obscura, camera obscura and camera lucida. People can learn how to "cast a shadow" and do a make-shift silhouettes. Although it will not be a silhouette cut by a master silhouette artist, it will be a fascinating workshop.