Thomas Parker Williams and Mary Agnes Williams, “Trees: A meditation inspired by T’ai Chi”

Book open on stand with “Balance” folio open

Case with cover closed

Book in case with cover open

Book open on stand with “Rooted” folio open

Book open on stand with “Yielding” folio open


Thomas Parker Williams (Philadelphia, PA)

Trees: A meditation inspired by T’ai Chi
Letterpress, relief printing and pinhole photography
Edition size: 6
Four folios of photographs and printed broadsides, title page and cover
4 folding panels open to 24″ mounted on wooden spine, 4 piece stand (assembles to 24″ high)
11″ x 11-1/2″ x 1-1/2″

“Trees” is a collaboration of Thomas Parker Williams, book artist, and Mary Agnes Williams, pinhole photographer, and was printed under the name of Luminice Press on a new platen press designed and constructed by Thomas Parker Williams.

The work contains four toned silver prints of pinhole photographs, four folding panels printed from hand-cut polycarbonate plates. Text and symbols were printed from polymer plates. Structure is mounted on Tyvek with wood spine. Box cover was printed from linocut.

Concept, design, printing, binding and box construction: Thomas Parker Williams
Concept, pinhole photography, text selection and layout: Mary Agnes Williams