Visualizing Bill Ritchie's Artwork in the Strahs Imaginary Collection

Mark Strahs Imagination Gallery


Locus and the Sea Squares

1982. Intaglio, relief, stencil, lithograph. Image 21 1/2 X 15 in. on 29 X 20 1/2 in. Van Gelder Zonen (natural, buff) paper. Number __. Shown here is a soft-focused black-and-white version in lieu of a real one imagined in the Strahs collection. You can follow links to similar versions, in color, in other collections starting here.

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.

A 30 minute "live" video of the process of printing this print is available, 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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