January 12, 2011
Appreciation for all things handmade is soaring—it might be the recession, the rise of indie or the stark contrast with todays tech culture—whatever it may be, the resulting celebration of the individual artisan has been revived.
I happened to catch Tim Arnold “Silhouette Man” on his tour stop in Cincinnati, where he dazzled us with his hand craft—perfectly capturing the essence of the subject with a keen eye, agile hands and tiny scissors.
As with most talented craftspeople Tim has a great story. He told us of how his gift came to be, a combination of skills learned from his mother, a multi-talented artist and silhouettist, and his previous career as an Art Director in New York City in the days of paste-ups (the old school method of hand preparing design, illustration, photography and typography for publication). I highly recommend an in-person session when he comes to your town to see his talent unfold first hand and acquire an astonishingly graphic heirloom.