Philadelphia Art Alliance Blog

Karen Rodewald: Holiday Cards’ New Twist

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3D Anaglyph Cute Reindeer Homemade Blank Card.

Who says holiday cards have to be boring? Karen Rodewald reinvigorates this holiday tradition with a new twist—a literal one with her 3D cards. The many layers of the design make the characters—reindeers and snowmen alike—rounded and full of movements.

Rodewald designs and prints all her cards. To create the desired 3D effect, she digitally collages the many layers of the image (usually in contrasting colors) with clipart and photo editing software. The contrasting colors form a perfect shading to make the characters full of life: the snowman skis at full speed, Rudolph approaches you with his adorable face, and you can almost hear the birds chirping on the branch. These jolly beings seem to glow with the halos around them. Each card comes with a pair of 3D glasses and is sure to brighten your loved one’s day. A perfect choice for everyone young at heart!

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3D Anaglyph Santa & Reindeer “Happy Holidays” Blank Greeting Card.

A photographer based in Philadelphia, Karen Rodewald received her MFA from Tyler School of Art. An active member of Vox Populi Gallery, she’s exhibited widely across the nation. Rodewald taught at various institutions and currently teaches photography at the University of Pennsylvania. 

The Philadelphia Art Alliance is pleased to present Karen Rodewald’s 3D holiday cards at its pop-up shop—Geppetto. Geppetto will be open December 10, 2015 – January 3, 2016 from Noon – 7PM Tuesday – Sunday, closed on Mondays.

        Text by Qianni Zhu, Intern.

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