Bill Ritchie's art in Washington State
Dorothy and Dale Anderson Collection
"Locus and Sea Squares "
Provenance: Print. No. __ of a variable edition of 141. Printed with intaglio inks from a lacquered copper plate on light Japanese paper chine-colle'd to Van Gelder Zonen paper ....
Provenance: Similar works in collections of Karl Beckley, Presha Sparling and Keith Beckley, David Bethlahmey, Tom Blue, Mark Bouffiou, Marnie Briggs, Billie and Eric Bryan, Fran Calhoun, Carl T. Chew, King County Northwest Artists Collection, Gilkey Collection, Lynda Ritchie, Rockford College, Microsoft Corporation, Sean Elwood, Laurie and John Fairman, Darcie and John Furlan, Banci Giacomo, Estate of S. Maria Guaita, Karen Guzak, Laura Jackson, Davis, Wright and Jones, Inc., William Kelly, Dennis and Dick Kerr, Laurie and Michi Kosuage, Dan Lipkie, David Lotz, Kent Lovelace, Wayne Ludvigsen, Jeffrey Martin, Estate of Emeline Mathews, Paul Matsumura, Dennis Evans and Nancy Mee, Portland Art Museum, Camilla Nowinski, Buzz Pearson, Tommer Peterson, Deborah Poletti, David Prentice, Casey and Douglas Rosenberg, Ken Ross, Robert Sarkis, D. G. Smith, Nellie and Michael Sunderland, George and Kim Suyama, David and Sandra Taylor
Comment: This print is from a series of 141 trial proofs and artist's proofs in "cycles" of approximately 15 each, of different color series. They are proofs which I made in the processes of cyanotype, woodcut, and intaglio techniques. The result is a series of monotypes. The images derive from three sources: The map is based on the Colorado River, a vicinity known once as the Crossing of the Fathers; the leaf-like shape I call locus--the path of a moving point (I drew these to help establish data for use in a computer program). The Great Wave was drawn to resemble the famous print by Hokusai. Besides the pleasure of meeting people who want to take this print into their personal collections, I have shown the print numerous times and it has given me many rewards, nationally & regionally.
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