Bill Ritchie's art in Washington State
Dona and Bob Anderson Collection
Provenance: 1966. Intaglio, printed from etched, engraved metal plate - probably zinc. Black ink. Image 18 3/4 X 13 3/4 on 24 X 18 5/8 in Rives BFK. No. A/P. Signed lower right. Also in the collections of Kenneth and Mary Auvil, GaryVesoja, Sally Day, Mary Stamper Lynam, and the Woodinville School District collections.
About Dona and Bob Anderson: In 2008, the City of Everett named Bob and Dona Anderson as the year's recipients of the Richard Wendt Award of Excellence in recognition of Bob and Dona's outstanding contribution to our community through arts and culture. Bob and Dona served as co-chairs of the Capital Campaign Committee. Dona is an artist, and you can read a Seattle Times feature about the Andersons here, and see Dona's Web site at http://www.donaart.com
Bill Ritchie 's comment: Both in images, symbols and technique, I collected these on to one plate as we resolved our stay in San Jose and began our move north to Seattle and the continuation of my chosen career. A little dead bird hung outside my window--it seems perverse, but it held a message for me and I etched it's image into my plate. Engraving came easier now, as playing an instrument must become for a musician, and printing it was like repeated performances.
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