Your opportunity to own a custom piece of art honoring a person or pet, made by Missoula-based writer, artist and filmmaker Andy Smetanka. Andy meticulously hand-cuts paper into perfect likenesses, creating an heirloom, cherished piece of original art.
Choose from three backgrounds (backgrounds are also made from hand-cut paper):
- classic plain white
- blue sky
- pink sky
Would you like two copies? One for each aunt? One to keep and one to share? Add a second (identical) silhouette for $30. You can mix up the backgrounds.
The process: you send us an image of a person or pet and he takes it from there. Upon purchase, we will send you details on how to best snap the photograph.
Andy Smetanka has been a Missoulian since 1990. His non-paper interests include apples, cider, the musical saw, reading and keeping up with his active young family. To date, he has never cut himself while working with his tiny knives.
- Finished, matted size: 8x10"
- Buyer responsible for photograph that accurately represents person or pet. We will email you instructions on how to best capture the perfect silhouette (no need for a fancy camera here!)
- Add $30 for a second, identical art piece (grandma needs one too!)
- Please allow one week after receipt of photograph for production and shipment
- Made in Missoula, MT, USA
A City Symphony of Missoula, Montana, in silhouette animation and Super 8 Ektachrome by Andy Smetanka. Cutouts and animation were created during a two-month residency at Missoula Art Museum: