Pauline Aitken Dehiscence – 1969 Signed Limited Edition Art Etching


Pauline Aitken
Dehiscence – 1969
Print – etching, with Aquatint   31” x 23.5”
Edition: signed in pencil and marked Artist Proof


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As a woman artist, Pauline Aitken has explored the feminine inner vision, and also a unique view of science and its relationship to art. As a young artist her work was recognized in 1968 at the British International Print Biennale. Continuing through the years winning awards, she has recently received the Arts Business and Employees’ and the Arts, Business and the Smaller Budget (2000 and 2001) in the UK

This series by Aitkin uses biological and chemical terminology as the inspiration for abstract prints.

These colorful embossed prints demonstrate a mastery of printmaking technique rarely seen nowadays.

de·his·cence – noun

1. Botany. The spontaneous opening at maturity of a plant structure, such as a fruit, anther, or sporangium, to release its contents.

2. Medicine. A rupture or splitting open, as of a surgical wound, or of an organ or structure to discharge its contents.

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Weight3 lbs
Dimensions38 × 4 × 4 in
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