Bill Ritchie's art in Washington State
Fran Calhoun Collection
Placeholder, the image above is not that of
No. 87, but it is a placeholder to indicate
the general composition of Fran's print.
Locus and the Sea Squares
Provenance: 1982. Print. Intaglio, relief, stencil, litho. Ochre, red, blue, black, gray. Image 21 1/2 X 15 in. on 29 X 20 1/2 in. Van Gelder Zonen (natural, buff) paper. Number 73. Shown here is a black-and-white facsimile version in lieu of the color one in Fran's collection.
About Fran Calhoun: We met over the subject of real estate sales - Fran's area - because I had come into contact with many agents through Presha Sparling. Fran liked the series and chose number 87 for her home.
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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