|Photograph of Kara Walker and her artwork.|
Her works often address such highly charged themes as power, repression, history, and race. More information about Walker and her beautiful silhouette art can be found at Kara Walker.
My students were surprised how difficult creating an accurate silhouette of a person was. They never thought it would be a challenge to make "an all black drawing without any details". As they worked they realized to create a silhouette composition that had an unified balance of negative and positive space it does take patience and practice. They now truly appreciate the art of creating silhouettes.