Like fingerprints, every person's shadow is distinct and can be irrefutable evidence if left behind at a crime scene. Snap a silhouette mug shot with today's Groupon for a silhouette portrait from Carter Kustera. Choose between the following options:
- For $50, you get a 9"x7" unframed custom text and silhouette portrait (a $100 value).
- For $159, you get a 12"x9" unframed, custom text and silhouette portrait (a $400 value).
Carter Kustera's hand-painted works of art have been exhibited internationally and viewed across the country as a part of U2's Pop Mart Tour and the national branding for Barney's Co-op and Jonathan Adler stores. Carter Kustera's requirements ask that customers send an image of person, pet, or perfectly-portioned deli sandwich to undergo artistic apotheosis as a minimalistic outline emblazoned in black, red, light blue, light pink, kelly green, or lavender. Each individualized portrait is ensnared within the permeable pores of hot press paper with gouache brushstrokes, a more opaque form of watercolor that appears richer and more reflective than other diluted dyes. Customize your silhouetterated self-image with your choice of caption to verbally embody your personality or confuse viewers by epitomizing someone else's.
May upgrade to include frame for an additional $30 ($15 for the frame, $15 for shipping and handling) for 9"x7" (black frames only) or $45 ($25 for the frame, $20 for shipping and handling) for 12"x9".
Carter Kustera's work has been featured in multiple publications, including Teen Vogue, New York magazine, and Mrs. O: The Face of Fashion Democracy. Barney's stores in Dallas and New York included his art in their overall store design, and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin tapped Kustera to design the facility's family washroom.
- The Carter Kustera portrait of Mrs. O is a must-see! – Style File blog.)