Honoring Memorial Day

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Luke Mixson, 13, a free hand silhouette artist, got up Monday and cut the silhouettes in honor of Memorial Day. His work is completely free-hand using a pair of scissors and a piece of paper.

From the time he was able to pick up a pen or pencil, Luke has enjoyed drawing detailed pictures of various animals. In late 2018, he picked up a pair of scissors and said he wanted to learn to cut silhouettes like “Uncle Johnny.” (Luke is the great nephew of well-known silhouette artist, John Martin.) He expressed his interest to “Uncle Johnny,” who sat down with Luke and began mentoring him.

The rest is history. Luke wants to continue to learn and grow his talent and truly produce unique works of art for people that they can cherish for years to come.

When Luke isn’t cutting a piece of paper into works of art, you can find him drawing pictures of dinosaurs or enjoying the life in rural Colleton County.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. D.M. Mixson of Ashton.

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