Fine Art Photography

Beyond the 2D Print: Rachel Phillips’s “Divinations” Cabinet Cards

August 11, 2016

By David Walker


A diptych, “Divination by Celestial Bodies,” 2014. Rachel Phillips layers images related to supernatural methods of information gathering over antique cabinet cards she finds on eBay and elsewhere. Image © Rachel Phillips.

PDN recently spoke with five artists who are creating photo-based work that has intrigued curators, collectors and viewers by pushing beyond the traditional two-dimensional print. They spoke about how they make, present and sell their work. Here, we present Rachel Phillips’s image transfers that superimpose divinations on vintage 4×6-inch portraits. RACHEL PHILLIPS’S “DIVINATIONS” CABINET CARDS San Francisco artist Rachel Phillips...

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