Friday, June 3, 2011
Silhouette sisters Kathryn Flocken and Cindi Rose have four generations of papercutting art between them. When silhouette artist, Cindi Harwood Rose, introduced herself to Kathryn Flocken, it was to buy her book, Silhouettes Rediscovering The Lost Art, and to purchase some of her picture frames, and paper. They began an internet correspondence. Both shade artists are fine art graduates, portrait artists, and have done silhouettes at Walt Disney World. More than that, they discovered that the treasured art of paper cutting was in both of their backgrounds, spanning cultures such as Germany, Switzerland, Poland, England, France, China, and Russia. Paper profile masters, Kathryn Flocken and Cindi Harwood Rose met when Kathryn came to Houston from Florida to cut silhouettes in toy stores. Immediately, they became silhouette sisters in their hearts. The wonderful treasure of true authentic silhouette artists is that they are content with paper, scissors, and subject matter. A hand-cut silhouette from an accomplished silhouettest is a gift that lasts generations to come.