Bill Ritchie art in the

Kathy Hanaway & Paul Sanson Collection

Cyanotype 1981 Poster

Six-color offset lithograph. Tones of blue, overprinted with transparent gloss yellow process PMS inks on white 165 lb Warren Patina pH Neutral paper. 40 X 24 3/4 in.

Though this poster was printed by offset litho, we made the plates from hand drawn masters. To create the blended colors I worked with the plate maker and printer plus I mixed the inks. Three sources make the image: A map of the Colorado River, a leaf-like diagram I used for computer animation and the famous woodblock print by Hokusai titled The Great Wave . . .  I  was influenced by cartography, computer technology and Japanese culture and also names of my family and studio mates.

Kathy is an old family friend from the days when she lived in Seattle. Years later we re-connected and she took the print into their family collection.


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