The Khollected Magazine, Washington, D.C.
Rachel Orr: Cut & Paste
By: CHRISTOPHER CASEY
D.C. collage artist Rachel Orr says that her childhood passion for creating posters for school clubs and teams led her down the path of constructing collages. The vintage flair of her pieces reflects beauty standards of women throughout history, with twentieth-century cultural icons like Jackie Kennedy and Elizabeth Taylor appearing alongside one another. Her traveling collages features these pop culture figures in a variety of different places, such as one of an Old Hollywood starlet hanging out of a traffic meter coin slot. Orr also works at The Washington Post on two of their offshoot projects; she is the design editor of By The Way, a travel publication published through the Post, as well as the lead art director for women’s newspaper The Lily.