CATALOG NO. B28 2008


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Specifications Edition of 18
5-1/2"x15" closed, 7 Linocut Prints, Linocut end papers, hardbound cover, original music CD

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

Bridge by Thomas Parker Williams is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License

SOUNDCLOIUD - Complete Composition

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 bird's 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.

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