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Dan Lipkie Collection

Placeholder, the image above is not that of
No. 73, but it is a placeholder to indicate
the general composition of Dan Lipke's print.     

Locus and the Sea Squares

Provenance: 1982. Print. Intaglio, relief, stencil, litho. Ochre, red, blue, black, gray. Image 21 1/2 X 15 in. on 29 X 20 1/2 in. Van Gelder Zonen (natural, buff) paper. Number 73. Shown here is a black-and-white facsimile version in lieu of the color one in Mr. Lipkie's collection. You can see a similar version, colored, in another collection: Click here.

About Dan Lipke: Dan Lipke telephoned me to set up an apppointment to see more of the prints from the Locus and Sea Squares series. He had dined at Karl Beckley's restaurant, saw Karl's installation of my prints there, and he wanted one. At that time Dan worked on Microsoft's Excel spreadsheet application. Our conversations were very helpful to me because he explained how the cells of a spreadsheet were like components of an artwork, and hyperlinking excited me.

Artist's Comment: 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 which I made in the processes of cyanotype, woodcut, and intaglio techniques. The result is a series of monotypes. The images derive from three sources: The map is based on the Colorado River, a vicinity known once as the Crossing of the Fathers; the leaf-like shape I call locus--the path of a moving point (I drew these to help establish data for use in a computer program). The Great Wave was drawn to resemble the famous print by Hokusai. Besides the pleasure of meeting people who want to take this print into their personal collections, I have shown the print numerous times and it has given me many rewards, nationally & regionally.

Video: A 30 minute "live" video of the process of printing this print is available, the trailer for which is on YouTube and you can get the transcript now, downloaded free from my Web site: Click Here. Email me for pricing for the VHS tape, made live in September, 1982.

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