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Vézelay by Valerie Thornton

Patterns of Stone and Brick by Valerie Thornton
Accession Code: wu0349w
Title: Vézelay
Date completed:1965
Medium: Prints
Location Name: Westwood
Location Description: New Education Building

She perfected an experimental printing technique, the 'open bite system', in which the etching plate is deeply pitted, producing intensely rich, almost sculpted, marks on the paper. Vézelay was made using this method and it evokes the strength and solidity of an ancient hill town.