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134. Silhouette (Light 7)

silhouette

Silhouettes are a way of using the contrast between light and its absence to make us focus more on the dark, and use the light as a background. This is odd, when you think about it, it rather goes against the grain of our conditioned thinking, the same as when artists use negative space. I personally love the work of Lotte Reiniger and Jan Pienkowski, who are masters of the silhouette, used for storytelling, and am hoping to use the same concept in some of my art and illustration.

text and photo © Keren Dibbens-Wyatt 2017