Bill Ritchie Work in Washington State
Robert & Shake Sarkis Collection
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Locus and Sea Squares
Provenance: 1982. Vermillion intaglio with black overprint blended, printed on white paper and includes "loci" plate over blue cycle. Impression; (Number to be verified) Signed lower right.
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 the last in the edition and was the subject of the video (now on DVD); I gave it to David for his constant support of the poster project based on the series. 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."
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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