Bill Ritchie Work in Washington State
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Janet Fisher Collection

WeeWoodie Rembrandt kit

WeeWoodie Rembrandt Press kit (left) and completed (right)

Specfications: Made in 2017.


Bill Ritchie's comment: Janet agreed to take home a WWRP Kit to get her family's reaction to it. An another point in our collaboration we tested my theory we could make printing plates for it with a laser engraver. It worked on acrylic but not lacquer-coated copper because of the shiny metal. After awhile Janet concluded it wasn't interesting to her kids at this stage, so she chose to keep it for possible further development.



(Left) Emeralda Clock, A/P. (Right) Janet won the print for supporting the Ed Raub postcard project.

Specfications: Made in 2009. 6 1/4" x 4 3/4" Monoprint. Intaglio. Red ochre and black aquatint etching, printed on white Arches Cover paper. Mounted on plywood with muslin protection between the paper and wood. A/P. Signed Lower Right. Framed under non-glare acrylic in 11 x 14 gloss black quick-change frame.

Back story: "I etched a clock face with the image of the frigate, the 'Emeralda.' The plate was to simulate a corroded effect around the background, commentary of the shipwreck later on in the Emeralda saga I wrote. I made several impressions, all different, one of them dedicated 'To Janet.' (not shown)

Bill Ritchie's comment: I came to difficulty fulfilling my part of the Ed Raub Canoe etching press postcard project and Janet agreed to make up the shortfall by purchasing the Emeralda Clock print; then she agreed to level up buy ordering it framed. I used the opportunity to launch my Emeralda artiscripophily share scheme, making this artwork a share in leveling up Emeralda Works.


Janet's Receipt certifying receipt for Emeralda artiscripophily.

Janet's collaboration with Ritchie: In 2008 Janet helped visualize Emeralda, animating one treatment using built-in 2nd Life images. See it on YouTube.

 


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