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Forest

CATALOG NO. 309-2009
Forest

8-1/4"x10" closed
4 linocut prints
4 woodcut prints
4 fiber based photographic prints
hardbound cover - laminated, cut, and painted paper
digital printing

Pinhole photographs and poems -
Mary Agnes Williams www.maryagneswilliams.com
Edition of 20

Click on the images for an enlarged view of the work and more information.

Permanent collection - The Ruth Hughes Collection of Artist Books - Oberlin College
Permanent Collection - Temple University Special Collections Department, Temple University Libraries

Forest began with pinhole photographs taken by my wife, Mary Agnes.

We examined four photographs in three ways: woodcut, linocut, and a short poem. A two-color woodcut faces each photograph. Printed on the reverse side of each woodcut is a linocut; the poems are printed on vellum. The images are drawn from details in the photographs.

For the cover I wanted to create a three-dimensional representation of tree bark. This was accomplished by drawing a three-layer image and then cutting each layer with a saw. The layers were painted and laminated to a paper base which was glued to the hardbound cover.

This book was printed and bound by the artist in 2009.

cover

title page

group 1 poem_linocut

group 1 woodcut - photograph

group 2 poem_linocut

group 2 woodcut - photograph

group 3 poem_linocut

group 3 woodcut - photograph

group 4 poem_linocut

group 4 woodcut - photograph