Thinking like a fossil: Encounters with Perdita Phillips’ problematica

a field of brownish ovoid shapes half covered in water

Dr Amy Cutler writes about artworks from 2018 to 2020 including Fossil III and We must catch up in this commissioned essay.

In place of certifiable, linear rock histories, Phillips’ non-fictional performances of fossil-work dwell in fragile moments of memory, ecology, and community, both in the lithic form and in its printed encounters.

Here is a low resolution PDF of the essay: Thinking like a fossil by Amy Cutler

A high resolution pdf can be obtained by contacting the artist.