Dorothea Rockburne. Untitled from Locus. 1972

Dorothea Rockburne Untitled from Locus 1972

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A deep fascination with mathematics and geometric relationships informs Rockburne’s work. For this project she folded the sheets of paper on which the prints were made before they were run through the press so that the edges and folds would create embossed lines. Aquatint, which appears as a velvety off-white against the white paper, was printed on the portions of paper that were topmost after the paper was folded.

Gallery label from Geo/Metric: Prints and Drawings from the Collection, June 11–August 18, 2008.
Medium
One from a series of six relief etching and aquatints on folded paper
Dimensions
composition and sheet (approx., unfolded): 39 3/4 x 30 1/16" (101 x 76.4 cm)
Publisher
Parasol Press, Ltd., New York
Printer
Crown Point Press, San Francisco
Edition
42
Credit
Given in memory of Beth Lisa Feldman
Object number
176.1981.a
Copyright
© 2020 Dorothea Rockburne / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
Department
Drawings and Prints

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