Bill Ritchie Artwork in the

David Bethlahmy Collection

 

Locus and the Sea Squares

1982. 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.141, from variable edition of 141 prints. Signed lower right.

Artist's Statement: 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."


You can see variations of this print in these patrons' collections, a few listed here:

Marnie Briggs  /  Buzz Pearson / David Prentice / David Lotz

You can see this 24:40 minute "live" video of the process of Bill printing this print and the transcript is free:

 


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Email: ritchie@seanet.com