Work by Bill Ritchie in

The Marnie Briggs Collection


"Locus and the Sea Squares"

1982. Cyanotype, intaglio, and relief print. Blue, gray,  red-orange, violet and black  on 21 1/2 X 15 on 29 X 20 1/2 in. Japanese paper. No. ___, 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 approximately 15 each, of different color series. They are proofs that I made using the processes of cyanotype, woodcut, and intaglio printing. The result is a series of monotypes. I derived the images from three sources: The map is based on the Colorado River, a place known as 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). The Great Wave was drawn from the famous print by Hokusai."

You can see variations in the following patrons' collections:

Buzz Pearson Paul Matsumura/ David Prentice / David Lotz / David Bethlahmy

You can see this vintage, 24-minute verite video of the process of Bill printing the print and the transcript is free: Transcript

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