Artist rocks with paper, scissorsPublished 9:17pm Thursday, June 6, 2013
The Silhouette Man is on his way to Washington. Nationally acclaimed artist Tim “The Silhouette Man” Arnold will work his magic with paper and scissors Wednesday and Thursday at Russell’s Gentleman’s Clothing.
Arnold cuts freehand silhouettes of pets and people in a matter of minutes.
“It is very interesting just to watch him. It is so intriguing,” said Ronda Lyons with Russell’s Gentleman’s Clothing.
He can work from photographs or with a live model. He does not require his subject to sit still. Lyons said many people bring their small pets for silhouettes.
“It takes less than five minutes,” Lyons said. “And the detail that his silhouettes capture are amazing.”
This will be Arnold’s third appearance at the downtown clothing store and his fifth time visiting Washington. Lyons said many people bring their children each year to document how much they have changed and grown over the years.
Lyons started booking appointments this week. She said a third of the available sessions have been filled.
“And that’s just through word-of-mouth and Facebook,” Lyons said.
For those who are not available for sittings Wednesday and Thursday, Lyons said, they may email or bring her a photo and she will block out five-minute appointments for them.
Silhouettes are $40 for a pair of mirror images. The art pieces cost $10 for each additional copy. Frames are available.
For more information about the silhouettes or to set up an appointment, call 252-946-2120 or visit Russell’s at 118 W. Main St., Washington.