Specifications Edition of 20
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
Permanent collections - The Ruth Hughes Collection of Artist Books - Oberlin College
Temple University Special Collections Department, Temple University Libraries
Forest began with pinhole photographs taken by my wife, Mary Agnes Williams.
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.
Set 1 poem
Set 1 images
Set 2 poem
Set 2 images
Set 3 poem
Set 3 images
Set 4 poem
Set 4 images