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Bernice Ficek-Swenson, American
Aqua Vitae II, 2013
Ink on paper
13 x 19 1/4 in. (33.02 x 48.9 cm)

Object Type: Photography
Technique: Photogravure
Credit Line: Gift of Bernice Ficek-Swenson
Accession Number: 2014.10.1

Bernice Ficek-Swenson
Aqua Vitae III, 2013
Dust-grain copper plate photogravure
Lent by the artist

Bernice Ficek-Swenson displays a special closeness to the land and its primitive nature, partly attributed to her upbringing in a remote area in the Dakota plains. She photographs her vast collection of stones in relation to other elements, to emphasize stones’ spiritual connection to earth. Ficek-Swenson uses a copper plate photogravure to tie the continuous tone in the photograph together with the silky, physical surface of an inked etching.

Eliza Lewis, SCR '17

In pencil, below image: artist's signature, title, edition no

Dust-grain copper plate photogravure

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