MARBLE FALLS — Karl Johnson creates works of art with scissors and a piece of paper.
Magazines such as People, In Style, Martha Stewart and Country Home have featured Johnson’s silhouette art. And on Dec. 10, Marble Falls and Highland Lakes residents can have Johnson create a personal piece of art for them.
Johnson, a third generation silhouette artist, will be at Smartie Pantz Boutique, 205 Main St. For $25, people can have him create original silhouettes of themselves or loved ones.
Johnson’s father showed him how to use scissors to create these heirloom pieces. According to a news release, “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.”
Some of the people who have tapped Johnson for personal gifts and artwork include Tom Cruise, Alicia Keyes, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks and Reese Witherspoon.
While Johnson is blind in one eye, it’s probably helped him create such intricate designs.
“One of the reasons his work is so exacting comes from being blind in one eye,” according to the release. “Because he was born deprived of the binocular vision we all take for granted, he learned to judge the distance of an object by examining its shadow and rendering images from it.”
These are not computer-generated items. Each one is crafted by Johnson’s own hands.
Space is limited, so interested people are asked to make appointments by calling (830) 798-9323. To see examples of his work, go to www.cutarts.com.