CATALOG NO. B90 2018
Vessel of Secrets - 12 drawings, edition

Vessel of Secrets - 12 drawings, edition

Book closed

Specifications Edition of 10
6 x 10.75 x .75 closed
Thomas Parker Williams – Concept, design, images (gravures from original drawings), binding (copper sheet with patina and letterpress image), printing
Mary Agnes Williams – Hand-set text, printing
Paper by Twinrocker: DaVinci and Mowhawk Via for interleaving and endpapers

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Vessel of Secrets

This work features twelve principles, or secrets, that are personal observations inspired by “The Nature of Things” written c.50 BC by the Roman philosopher . and poet Lucretius. Each of the twelve secrets is represented by a gravure from an original drawing. The principles deal with the physical sciences, biology, and philosophy. The cover image is a dodecahedron, a twelve-sided perfect solid, which represented the universe in the ancient world. In 2015, I made a three-dimensional book, also titled “Vessel of Secrets,” in the shape of a dodecahedron.

Vessel of Secrets - 12 drawings, edition

Vessel of Secrets - 12 drawings, edition

Vessel of Secrets - 12 drawings, edition

Vessel of Secrets - 12 drawings, edition

Vessel of Secrets - 12 drawings, edition

Vessel of Secrets - 12 drawings, edition

Vessel of Secrets - 12 drawings, edition

Vessel of Secrets - 12 drawings, edition

Vessel of Secrets - 12 drawings, edition

Vessel of Secrets - 12 drawings, edition

Vessel of Secrets - 12 drawings, edition

Vessel of Secrets - 12 drawings, edition