Artist Book Editions




CATALOG NO. B28-2008

5-1/2"x15" closed
7 Linocut Prints
Linocut end papers
Hardbound cover
Original music CD
Edition of 18

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Copies are in private collections
Permanent collection - San Jose State University, King Library, Special Collections - UC, Berkeley, Environmental Design Library, Special Collections

When fog rolls in from the ocean and covers the waters of the Golden Gate, the bridge, isolated from the landscape, becomes a sculptural object.

This book explores that beauty two ways: with seven linocut prints and with an original music suite on CD.

The prints view the bridge from vantage points of a bird in flight. The images were created by constructing a scale 3D computer model and then producing the seven mathematically precise perspective views shown below. The linocut process is a hand cut method of plate making that yields broad strokes and a painterly texture.

The music suite was composed, performed and recorded by the artist in 2005 after a West Coast trip. The suite follows a birds journey from the Sutro district over the Golden Gate and toward the Marin Headlands. Sounds of actual traffic on the bridge are integrated into the composition.

This book was printed and bound by the artist in 2008
Media - Dry pigments in transparent base on Stonehenge paper
Music: Multi-track recording, woodwinds and synthesizers. - Time: 14:00 min
Creative Commons License
Bridge by Thomas Parker Williams is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

MP3 - Edited Music Composition


end papers

title page

print 1

print 2

print 3

print 4

print 5

print 6

print 7

info page

end papers with CD holder