Above: Lauren Muney of Silhouettes By Hand freehand-cuts the silhouette portrait of an enthusiastic little boy - while attired in Early American-era clothing.  At the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

Galleries: Photos and Video

Since Silhouettes By Hand's freehand-scissored profile portraits are valuable in many settings and events, several galleries are offered here to let you enjoy the scope of the business. The galleries below include Silhouette images, Instagram feed, Museum Programs, and Other Events, Silhouette-Event example, and a live-broadcast video from a museum event.

Sample Silhouettes

Here are profile portraits hand-cut  with only scissors by your artist, Lauren Muney, spanning 7 years. Each of these portraits is hand-cut with only scissors and paper, without drawing, tracing a shadow or using any type of machine. These are not clipart - these are actual portraits made from people sitting live for their silhouettes*. Even the horse portrait was created live.

NOTE : The portraits in these galleries are not for sale.

You too can order your own silhouette, or book Lauren into your event.

Freehand-scissored silhouette portraits are some of the most difficult- and fascinating - portrait forms, done by only a handful or people in the entire world. To learn more about your artist, visit the About page.

(*The dog's portrait was created from a photo, for a mail-order. Her name is Ella.)

Recent Instagram images: @artisanal_selfie

Some events beg their imagery to be shared: immediate, timely, striking.  To follow "Artisanal Selfie" (Silhouettes By Hand), go to the Instagram Profile Page

Museum Programs

Lauren's favorite events to participate are living history and museum events. Read more about her interest on the About page, or go to the Museums Page for more information on booking.

Other Events: Corporate and Social 

Thank you to Bravo! Events and photographer Eli Turner for the beautiful photos in purple.

Corporate, Non-profit, Social, and Festivals all benefit from the rare skill of silhouette portraiture. Not only do guests take away their memory, but it's a fascinating activity for others just watching.

Some happy faces

These happy faces enjoyed their silhouette portraits at a March 2015 event at Historic Londontown & Gardens in Maryland, USA.

In this museum event, the facility and the guests were celebrating Maryland Day, the founding of the Maryland in 1634. The guests were invited to submit their own selfies (self-portraits) to social media under #MDselfie - however the silhouette area gave the guests the opportunity to relax --and picture themselves in history with their own historically created portrait.

Silhouette-Event Experience

As an illustration of an event, the photos below show Lauren Muney's appearance at an event at Brookside Nature Center, Montgomery Parks (Maryland), Maryland-National Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) in December, 2017. Photos by Marilyn Sklar and Tony Ventouris.


Below is a video filmed during Memorial Day Weekend 2017, at internationally renown  The Henry Ford's Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan, USA.