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, and a live-broadcast video from a museum event.
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.
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
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.
Below is a video filmed during Memorial Day Weekend 2017, at internationally renown The Henry Ford's Greenfield Village, Dearborn, Michigan, USA.