A Bill Ritchie artwork in Washington State
Megan Gaiser Collection
Provenance: 1982. Lithograph, offset. Ten colors, variations of yellow, red, pink, blue, gray Handschy inks on pH Neutral Superfine Bristol. Edition of 150, 20 Artist Proofs. A/P 16. 22X34 in. Signed
Lower right. Framed.
About Megan Gaiser: When I met Megan Gaiser, she was new to Seattle and worked as Chief Creative Strategy Officer of HerInteractive, a company I liked very much because they demonstrated how to get young girls involved with video games. Megan was one of the attendees of the launch of the Washington Digital Interactive Industry Associaton, of which I was one of the founders. She dropped her business card in the fishbowl and won the artwork in the draw of cards. This gave me a chance to meet her and learn more about the company. Megan left HerInteractive in 2013 to expand on her goal of creating more positive images of women in the media. Her new ventures include Contagious Creativity, LLC and Quantum Leadership Summit (2016).
Artist Comment: Loci is the plural of locus, the path of a moving point. The two heart-shapes are patterns for plotting a 3-D computer animation I used in 1981, two years after I was introduced to 3-D modeling by Paul Lewis. Paul's first instruction was "Bring in the X, Y and Z coordinates of your hearts". I had drawn the object, my sculpture, "wave square - like a twisted T-Square used in drafting. By the time I plotted the station-points, I loved the shapes meant to describe the paths, or loci. These shapes (two heart-like forms with the station-point numbers around their perimeters) are the X, Y and Z axes of my moving path around the object. This print was commissioned by the Seattle Sheraton, a ten-color offset lithograph printed from ten hand-drawn aluminum plates. Also see the Jordan Collection which includes this artwork.
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