|Artist / Creator||Thomas Parker Williams|
|Place of Publication||Philadelphia, PA|
|Process / Technique||Reduction Linocut|
|Structure / Binding||72 paper panels|
|Medium / Materials||Seven colors, printed double-sided (reduction linocut), cut with scroll saw, mounted on dyed tyvek 6” x 12” accordion matrix, in case bound in dyed tyvek printed with single-color linocut front, back, and sides. Closed matrix collapses flat into case, open matrix extends to 15” and is secured with magnetic catch.|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||8 x 11.25 x 1.75 inches closed; 8 x 11.23 x 16 inches open|
|Edition Size||Edition of 8|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
Mountainside Matrix is a sculptural book structure representing the natural complexity of a mountainside forest in autumn. The basic structure is made of six 12-panel parallel accordions tied together at each end and spaced apart to allow for collapsing to a flat form. Additional tie points are added in 20 places to allow for uniform movement when collapsing and extending. Magnetic catches secure the structure in the open and closed positions.
Artist BioThomas Parker Williams lives and works in Philadelphia. His primary areas of work include hand-made artist book editions, painting, and printmaking. Some of his artist book editions contain an audio element – music or sound work –composed, performed, and recorded by the artist. Tom’s paintings, prints, and artist books have been exhibited in Philadelphia, New York, and throughout the country, and are in numerous private and public collections, including the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University; Special Collections Department, Temple University Libraries and The Athenaeum of Philadelphia.