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Camilla Nowinski & Ian McFail

"Locus and the Sea Squares"

Provenance:1982. Cyanotype, intaglio, and relief print. Blue, gray,  red-orange and black  on 21 1/2 X 15 in. papers, 29 X 20 1/2 in. Japanese paper. No. 69, from variable edition of 141 prints. Signed lower right. Note: May be an error, this image may NOT BE IN CANNON-MCFAIL'S COLLECTION.

Similar impressions 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, S. Maria Guaita Estate, 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 Estate, Wayne Ludvigsen, Jeffrey Martin, Emeline Mathews Estate, Paul Matsumura, Dennis Evans and Nancy Mee, Portland Art Museum, 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 around 15 each, and each in a different color combination. I made them in the processes of cyanotype, woodcut, and intaglio techniques. This one was part of a series I made in Bozeman, Montana, during a workshop I gave there at the University. The result of all this is a series of monotypes. The images are from three sources: A map of the Colorado River, at the Crossing of the Fathers; the leaf shape I call locus--the path of a moving point (drawn to establish data in a computer program);  Finally, The Great Wave was drawn from the famous print by Hokusai." This print is one of the few with the "Two Loci" print in the bottom.


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