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Mary Duryee Estate


My Father's Farm from the Moon

Provenance: Print. 1974 - 1976. Intaglio, relief, chine-colle. Black, purple, gradation of orange, blue. Yellow, red ochre and burnt sienna. Ochre watercolor on Asian paper chine-colle'd on . Image size 38 X 27 1/2-inches on 42 X 32-inches Arches white cover paper. Printed from etched zinc plates and cut circuit board plastic, puzzle-pieced together. Un-numbered green variation indicated as T/P. Signed lower right.

About Mary Duryee: Mary Duryee (1918-2019) was a generous support of arts, culture and educational organizations in Everett, Washington. She purchased an early variation from this series from the Annual Regional art exhibition in Everett. Note that this variation may be of only the central part of the print and is not reproduced here.

Comment: The title is partly from My Father's Farm series and my video art. The inspiration came from the Lunch with Terry Riley video. C.T. Chew helped and wrote the accompanying song. The plates took two years to complete and many states existed before this one.

Exhibited: Exhibited and winner of awards in regional shows in Anacortes, Bellevue, Everett and Puyallup, WA; One-Man Show, Kiku Gallery, Seattle; 1st Editions Graphics Project, Oregon; Baltimore Museum of Art Print Club, MD; Brooklyn Print Exhibition, NY; National Print Invitational, Georgia Southern College, Statesboro, GA.

Other collcctions: Variations in other collections of Billie Bryan, Keith Kirkpatrick, Ward Hulbert, Lynda Ritchie, Nellie Sunderland, and Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum.

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Email: ritchie@seanet.com