Master scissor artist Karl Johnson of Cut Arts, Inc. has never met a profile he canʼt render, a scene he canʼt capture, or an image he canʼt memorialize.

Silhouette art is a rare craft that was handed down to him by his father when he was a young boy. One of the reasons his work is so exacting comes from being blind in one eye. Because he was born deprived of the binocular vision we all take for granted, he has learned to judge the distance of an object by examining their shadow and rendering images from them.

Each creation is extremely detailed and meant to become a treasured piece to be showcased in any part of the home. From children, couple silhouettes, to pets, to anything imaginable, nothing is out of reach of his scissors. Since the age of nine he has cut hundreds of thousands of images, and worked with both small scale portraits to large projects with big name designers. (Jonathan Adler, Amy Coe, Irvine & Fleming, among others.)

Looking for a unique and talented guest to perform at important events such as weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs, or parties? Karl can be booked to create meaningful and useful keepsakes for any private  occasion. His wedding silhouettes are a beautiful and touching gift for a happy new couple, and his silhouettes of guests are a hit as favors. In addition, the host is given a scrapbook with every guest’s  silhouette mounted inside.

He was recently selected by Martha Stewart as one of the best wedding ideas in 15 years. A recent Appearance request came from Marc Anthony to create silhouettes of Jennifer Lopez, and her guests, at her 40th birthday party in NYC. In addition to celebrity homes, he has been asked to create silhouettes of guests at events held at both the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Universal Studios, 20th Century Fox, movie premiers, Galas, Charities, etc.

Karl’s work may be seen adorning the walls of many Hollywood notables such Masterful Silhouettes from a Master Craftsman as Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Jennifer Garner, Alicia Keyes, Leah Remini, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Tori Spelling, Tom Hanks, and the entire cast and crew of the hit show “How I Met Your Mother.” His work has also appeared in numerous TV shows and movies, including the current Natalie Portman film Black Swan.

Utah Silhouette Events July 2013

Karl will be creating hand cut silhouette portraits at the following stores in Utah July 15th-20th. Please contact the store of your choice for a 5 minute appointment!

Three Monkeys – Monday, July 15th
Bountiful location 10am-2pm
135 N 500 W
Bountiful, UT

Fruit Heights location 3pm-6pm
285 S Mountain Rd
Kaysville, UT

The Red Balloon Toy Store – Tuesday, July 16th
1940 N Main
North Logan UT

The Red Balloon Toy Store – Wed. July 17th
778 E 9400 S
Sandy, UT

The Red Balloon Toy Store – Thursday, July 18th
2033 E 3300 S
Salt Lake City, UT

Maison Confisierie et Boutique – Friday, July 19th
1291 So 1100 E
Salt Lake City UT

Peek Aren’t You Curious – Saturday, July 20th
6191 S State St
Murray UT

Blickenstaff’s – Monday, July 22nd
4801 N University Ave #470
Provo, UT 84604

Blickenstaff’s – Tuesday, July 23rd
15 S Rio Grande St
Unit A
Salt Lake City UT 84101

Please send all inquiries to:
Cut Arts, Inc.
[email protected]
(805) 230-9293


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