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Trees, 2014

Trees, a meditation inspired by T'ai Chi

2014 Artist Book
Trees, a meditation inspired by T'ai Chi

Custom case - 11" x 11-1/2" x 1-1/2"
Book - 8" x 9" (closed), 4 folding panels open to 24" mounted on wooden spine
Accessories - 4 piece stand (assembles to 24" high) to display the book with panels unfolded and a hanger bar to hold the book.
Edition of 6

Four pinhole photographs, toned silver prints
Four folding panels printed on the Luminice Press
Images from hand-cut polycarbonate plates
Text and symbols from polymer plates
Structure mounted on Tyvek with wood spine
Box cover printed from linocut

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

Custom box closed

Custom box closed with Chinese characters for "Trees" and "T'ai Chi"


Custom box open

Custom box open


Title Page

Title Page


Pinhole Photograph - Ghost Water - Use the "BACK" button on your browser to return to this page

Rooted

Rooted panel open

To find the Way
turn back to the roots.
Return to the original One.
Wuzi (ca. 440-381 BC)


Pinhole Photograph - Cathedral - Use the "BACK" button on your browser to return to this page

Yielding

Yielding panel open

There is a proper time
to decrease the hard and increase the soft.
Increase, decrease, full, and empty;
all must proceed according to the proper time.
I Ching ~ ancient Chinese text


Pinhole Photograph - Welcome Sun - Use the "BACK" button on your browser to return to this page

Balance

Balance panel open

Yin and yang -
the principle of all living things,
the parents of change,
the root and beginning of life and death,
the source of divine clarity.
Attributed to the Yellow Emperor (reigned ca. 2600 BC)


Pinhole Photograph - Into the Light - Use the "BACK" button on your browser to return to this page

The Flow of Chi

The Flow of Chi panel open

The softest in the world
overcomes the hardest in the world.
Chi lingers in wisps - use it without haste.
Laozi (ca. 604-531 BC)

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