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Janus Gods is a painting by Zehra Khan, acrylic on cut sandpaper, 54 x 62", 2015. Created by sketching the profile shadows of artists and writers at the Vermont Studio Center. #silhouettes #zehrakhan I create sculpture and installations out of paper and c
Janus Gods
acrylic on cut sandpaper
54 x 62”

In the 18th and 19th centuries, silhouettes were a popular form of portraiture because they could be created in one sitting, and were therefore affordable.

I used this method of using a single source light to capture to likeness of artists and writers during a residency at the Vermont Studio Center, by tracing the sitters' shadow on paper.