Bill Ritchie Work in Washington State
in the

Stephen Rock Collection

"Moibus" by Bill Ritchie

Specifications: 1997. Pencil, hand-colored, pencil on drypoint monoprint. 12 X 9 in. 

Bill Ritchie's comment: "In the mid-and-late 1990's I worked on a series of architectural plans for the tetrahedron that was to be the spacecraft of my fantasy woman-who-fell-to-earth. I was using engraving and drypoint on copper, and I was also drawing a twisted paper strip, a moibus curve. At that time I was going once a week to open printmaking studios at George Woodall's. Stephen was another regular artist meeting at Georges'. I was feeling very good about these open studios - sometimes I felt like dancinng. . I'd met Stephen the year before at the Daniel Smith Inc. open studios. It was the first time in my life I was with printmakers who were sharing tips on using computers in their art. I'd lived to see this day I dreamed of twenty years ago! I offered this print to Stephen, and he accepted it. Later I saw he'd framed it and it was hanging in a prominent space in his home. Stephen Rock is an artist and designer. He can be contacted at"

 Stephen's Wish List for the New Year, 2010:

  1. I want faith and optimism to replace fear and hopelessness.

  2. I want as a world we choose logic over passion, intelligence over habit and thoughtfulness over aggression.

  3. I want to see us change the way we engage the world and solve problems and witness the world responding in kind.

  4. I want agitators to clam up and enlightened people of the world to speak up.

  5. I want more love and less hate, more dreaming and less hand wringing, more food on hungry tables, more shelter for cold hearts, more forest for the critters and a world with more spirit and less religion.

  6. I want education and opportunities for everyone.

  7. I want a vision of free choice for all and a path to get there.

  8. I want new sources of energy and new choices of consumption.

  9. I want access to healthcare not bombs, art materials not war toys, live entertainment not American Idol.

  10. I want to invest in dreams rather than Wall Street and build dialog not walls.

  11. I want to know my streets are safe, my city working, my family and friends are healthy and my future secure.

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