1. For nearly 25 years Charles Burns, aka The Roving Artist, has been silhouette portraits with scissors. We introduce his art and tell a little of the journey that this little-known English craft has led him on.

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  2. Charles cuts a portrait of one of the Silhouette Secrets camera crew and then talks about his life and work as an artist

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  3. A 90 second trailer for Silhouette Secrets, featuring footage from the film. Silhouette Secrets is a 60-minute independent documentary film about the art and history of silhouette cutting.

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  4. Charles is arrested in America for absent-mindedly driving on the wrong side of the road. He is taken to the police station where he cuts a silhouette of the arresting officer, despite wearing a pair of handcuffs.

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  5. A series of paper-cut silhouettes created live at a wide range of event by Charles Burns, aka The Roving Artist

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Charles Burns

The ancient art of the portrait silhouette maker, or silhouettist

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    The art of the silhouettist is often considered a vanished art, yet they have left behind an artistic and cultural heritage which is anything but black and white

    by Charles Burns

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