to Peggy McClard Home
Silhouettes by Cindi. Offering the best of contemporary
I'd like to introduce you to
my friend and silhouette artist, Cindi Harwood Rose. Cindi began
cutting silhouettes when she was 16 years old. She is a co-founder
Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation 501 (c
) (3) for which she creates custom "Silhouettes
For Survivors," which are available for purchase. All Silhouette
proceeds are dedicated to helping uninsured breast cancer survivors
receive free reconstructive surgery. The Foundation was created in
memory and honor of Holly Harwood Skolkin, Cindi's sister also a 20th
and 21st century silhouette artist and humanitarian. Holly
survived with Stage 4 breast cancer for 15 years. The Foundation
was started during Holly's life and it continues in her honor. The
Holly Rose Ribbon Foundation offers also offer wigs, support, permanent
brows to those in chemo who lost their brows, and free reconstructive
surgery to under and un-insured. Cindi
Harwood Rose is acclaimed by the Guild of Papercutters as the premier
silhouette artist of the last four decades. Cindi uses French
silhouette paper that is more than 50 years old and no longer made.
I first met Cindi in 1984, when she cut the silhouette of my son,
Nathan, at Joske's Department store. I became friends with Cindi
over the last few years as we have worked together to promote silhouette
art, both antique and new. Cindi is talented, creative and
responsive to requests for certain kinds of silhouettes. Her work
is fresh and incorporates inspiration from historic silhouettists as
well as contemporary work with an eye towards realism. When Cindi
first visited my home gallery and shop, she was taken by the works of
Everet Howard, the 19th century silhouettist who cut my logo silhouette
at the very top of the page. Howard used very creative, varying
bust-line terminations. At Cindi's next silhouette-cutting event,
she incorporated creative, varying bust-line terminations in her work.
She soon cut my silhouette with such a creative bust-line termination.
Recently, I asked Cindi to cut a very elaborate silhouette that I
could give to Nathan and his fiancé, Rachel, as a wedding shower gift.
I forwarded my favorite of their engagement photos to Cindi and asked
her to recreate it in silhouette with an elaborate background. She
obliged, offering three wonderfully creative silhouettes from which I
Cindi is available to cut silhouettes for your special occasion.
She cuts designs for wedding invitations and even does some silhouette
jewelry. Proceeds from her silhouette cutting goes to the Rose
Ribbon Foundation. I am not receiving a commission nor any other
type of compensation as a result of this or any other mention of Cindi
and her work. I think she is the best of the current
silhouettists. Please look at the silhouettes pictured here and
also make sure to visit Cindi at
Silhouettes by Cindi, where you
will find more examples of her work as well as her email address.
Yep, that's me with a fun bust-line
termination. Cindi even captured my little 19th century earring.
Also check my Links
page where you'll find a link to videos of Cindi cutting silhouettes.
Also see Cindi's video
Museum Silhouettes by Cindi H. Rose
showing really just how creative she is with contemporary work.