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`Phoenix' Test Sheets
Named collection: Holography Collection
Object type: hologram
Maker: Newman, Paul
Date made: 1986
Materials: white light transmission; film
Measurements: 15 3/4 in x 11 3/4 in x 1/4 in
Nomenclature: fine art
Clear piece of film sandwiched between 2 unframed, clear pieces of glass; hologram on film shows outlines of a phoenix' (mythical bird) claws; below the claws are diagonal lines that represent sunbeams coming out from under the bird; the lines are translucent and produce rainbow-colored diffraction gratings when illuminated with light; one of 12 pieces of film/glass plates that show the entire body of a phoenix.
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